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Racing fans win Newmarket battle
Friday, 25 March 2011 11:15

 

A new housing strategy which critics believe threatens Newmarket's position as "the capital of the horseracing industry" has been declared legally flawed by the High Court.

Leading names in the racing world asked a judge to quash a decision to adopt the Forest Heath Core Strategy Development Plan, arguing it could destroy the unique, horse-friendly character of the Suffolk town.

 

Mr Justice Collins, sitting in London, allowed the challenge and ruled that, in adopting the new strategy, there had been a failure to comply with an EU planning directive.

 

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