Horse racing community holds demo over housing plans

Campaigners from the horse racing industry in Newmarket are holding a demonstration over plans to build around 400 homes on farmland near the Suffolk town. The Newmarket Horsemen's Group says it will threaten the future of the industry there.

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Building homes 'would threaten Newmarket racecourse'

A demonstration has been held in protest at plans to build nearly 400 homes on land near Newmarket racecourse.

Developers say the project will meet housing demand and have little adverse impact on the surrounding area.

However, The Newmarket Horsemen's Group, which led today's protest, says the development at Hatchfield Farm would threaten the future of the racing industry, which employs more than 8,000 people in the area.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

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