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Barton Farm housing go-ahead

Breaking news: The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government today announced his decision to approve the appeal by Cala Homes to build 2,000 homes at the Barton Farm site to the north of Winchester.

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Plans for 2,000 houses approved after legal battle

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government today announced his decision to approve the appeal by Cala Homes to build 2,000 homes at the Barton Farm site to the north of Winchester.

Winchester City Council rejected the planning application in 2010 on the grounds that it was premature, stating that there was little evidence to suggest that the housing need and lack of development had reached the levels required to release this site.

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