A GROUP crusading to reduce the number of homes at a proposed development in Cirencester will hold a drop-in event where they will unveil a campaign video.

Save Our Cirencester (SOC) has been manning the ramparts as they challenge the 2,350-home Chesterton development, which was submitted to council in January.

Developer Bathurst Development Limited says millions will be spent on infrastructure and residents will benefit from a primary school, GP surgery, community hall, sports centre and park.

Last year, the Standard reported that the land earmarked for development was being held in Bermuda, which means it would not be subject to Britain’s Capital Gains Tax.

Members of SOC have been staunch in their opposition to the scale of the development, which they say will dwarf Cirencester, and have called for numbers to be reduced to 1,000 homes.

They will be hosting a public event for like-minded residents on Wednesday, June 8, from 6pm to 9pm at the Crown Inn, West Market Place.

To see the video in advance, go to http://bit.ly/1VrYlRO.

Retired Cirencester scientist David James spent months researching how many houses towns of a similar size to Cirencester were expecting to take over the coming years.

His research concluded that the capital of the Cotswolds would be getting 17.6 homes per 100 existing residents – more than any of the other 29 towns surveyed.

A CDC spokesman said: “We believe that there is little point in making comparisons as no one place will be identical to any other.”