CAMPAIGNERS have launched a new website to try and protect a beauty spot where 1,000 homes are planned.

Eco Colchester, en-form and the Save the Middlewick Ranges campaign group, created the website to collate efforts to fight homes plans for the area.

The MoD is set to sell the firing range in 2022, after which 1,000 homes are set to be built on part of the site.

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The website features important details about the campaign, advice on what to do to help as well as background on why Middlewick is so important.