Newmarket housing plans rejected following local campaign
7th June 2010
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Plans for 1,200 new homes on the outskirts of Newmarket were rejected by council bosses last week, following a successful campaign by local residents and the Save Historic Newmarket action group.


The plans to develope 160 acres of Lord Derby's land were rejected by the Council unanimously after local residents voiced fears it could harm the town's unique character and historic status as the natural home for horse racing in the UK.


The campaign drew support from luminaries within the horse racing world, including top trainers such as Michael Stoute and Luca Cumani.

Television pundit, John McCririck also joined the debated, outlining: “It’s a terrific vote and great for democracy. You’ve got to preserve the history of Newmarket.”


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