Government rejects Newmarket expansion plans

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Equine insurance subscribers were left celebrating the government's decision to reject proposals to build 1,200 homes on Hatchfield Farm in Newmarket.

After four years of fighting by the Save Historic Newmarket Group and a number of riders and trainers, secretary of state Eric Pickles rejected the planning application late last week (March 23rd).

The campaign group was set up in 2008 to protest the development plans on the grounds that the increased housing would bring in more traffic, endanger horses and destroy the racing element from the town.

Organiser of the group and wife of trainer John Gosden Rachel Hood told Horse and Hound that the group hoped this would finally put the plans to bed after an expensive legal battle.

"We're glad Newmarket has been recognised as unique and historic. It's also important for people to see you can stand up against plans. It was essential to protect the racing industry," she continued.

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