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Martlesham: Judge rules against campaigners’ housing blueprint claim

PUBLISHED: 18:57 06 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:58 06 February 2014

Suffolk Coastal has welcomed today's High Court decision

Suffolk Coastal has welcomed today's High Court decision

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A judge has cleared a district council of acting unlawfully in its approval of a controversial blueprint for future growth.

The verdict could now pave the way for 2,000 new homes to be built near BT’s Adastral Park, following months of uncertainty and protest which eventually led to the High Court.

Campaign group No Adastral New Town (NANT) said it was “disappointed” with the ruling into Suffolk Coastal District Council’s (SCDC) handling of the core strategy of its Local Development Framework (LDF).

Meanwhile, planning bosses welcomed the news, calling the group’s claims “unfounded”, and made by a small number of people seeking to “undermine the development process”.

Full the full story and reaction from both sides, read tomorrow’s paper.

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Emergency services are currently at the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Newton near Sudbury.

The law firm representing former pupils of the disgraced Oakwood School in Stowmarket say their clients have received more than £2million in compensation from Suffolk County Council.

The founder of a charity that supports sexually abused children in Suffolk has given an insight into what it’s like working in this harrowing field as the organisation marks its fifth birthday.

Family and friends have raised a glass for Muriel ‘Midge’ Barker – who celebrates her 106th birthday on Friday

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