Fears that 1,200 new properties in Newmarket could drive horse racing business 'over the finish line!'
2nd March 2011
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Plans to build 1,200 new properties on land owned by Lord Derby at Hatchfield Farm have met protests from Save Historic Newmarket Action Group, Jockey Club Estates, Tattersalls and other leading trainers as fears grow for the future of racing in the area if the build goes ahead.


The issue being raised is that the added influx of residents to such a concentrated area would in turn bring with them more vehicles, thus a greater cause of congestion and also more dangerous conditions in which to transport horses to and from the races.


Those protesting the plans have taken their fight to the High Court in London to contest the strategy set by Forest Heath Council, with the hearing set to run on for two days.


The argument between affordable housing and sustainable activity and employment is a tricky one, as both are so hotly in demand!


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