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Plans for 1,200 homes on Deepcut site approved

Deepcut barracks in Surrey Credit: ITV News Meridian

Plans to build 1,200 new homes on the site of the Deepcut military barracks in Surrey have been approved by Surrey Health Borough Council.

The site will be vacated by the Ministry of Defence in 2016. It follows a review of military training after the deaths of four soldiers on the base between 1995 and 2002.

22 councillors voted in favour of the plans, 10 against and 1 abstained after a long debate which went on late into the night.