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Anger at plan for 'overspill' homes in town

Thursday, 19th August 1999.

A SUGGESTION that thousands of new homes could be built in Haverhill or Newmarket to ease pressure on Cambridge is being opposed by Suffolk county councillors.
Now a district council planning chief has said that there is no more space in the towns anyway.
Newmarket's development is restricted by the racing industry.
Most of the land around the town is used for training, breeding and racing horses and is protected by current planning policies.
Members of Suffolk County Council's Sustainable Suffolk Panel have voted against either Newmarket or Haverhill being used for extra housing.
Tony Morris, Forest Heath District Council's development and planning manager, said only "brownfield" sites would be available for housing in the town.
"As a district council we have no proposals for growth in Newmarket," he said.
The council has earmarked nearby Red Lodge as a site for major expansion.
The suggestion has come from the Government Office for the Eastern Region which is looking at market towns around Cambridge as potential sites for new housing.
Haverhill is also being looked at as a possible "overspill" site for Cambridge.
County councillor Jim Crickmere said: "There are no formal proposals but we have objected to any substantial new development."

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