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Plans for homes near Newmarket racecourse called in by Communities Secretary

Plans for homes at Hatchfield Farm have been called in by the Communities Secretary. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Plans to build nearly 400 homes close to Newmarket Racecourse have been called in by the secretary of state.

Lord Derby has spent years trying to get planning permission for a development on his Hatchfield Farm and finally got the latest plans approved by the district council last month despite major opposition.

But now Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has decided the final decision should rest with him.