Controversial plans to build homes at former naval training base given the go ahead

HMS Ganges site at Shotley in Suffolk.

Controversial plans to build 285 homes at a former naval training base have been given the go ahead.

The proposals for the HMS Ganges site at Shotley in Suffolk were approved by councillors last year but had to be reviewed by government officials.

The department for communities and local government has now ruled the decision does not have to be called in.