Councillors in Cambridgeshire have voted to move forward with a controversial plan to build up to 9,000 homes near Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire.
Campaigners argued the development around the former army barracks site would destroy the countryside and put a strain on local services and roads.
But South Cambridgeshire District Council says it would provide much needed housing and is part of a local plan designed to meet growing demand in the area.
The vote means the proposals will go to the next stage of the planning process.
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Britain has seen its driest first half of September since before the 1960s and it's also been rather warm.
Low cloud will once again spread across the region. Mist and fog reforming