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Homes given go-ahead despite opposition

PUBLISHED: 23:30 16 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 March 2010

RESIDENTS fighting to prevent a new housing development at a chalk quarry pit have lost their campaign, despite fears about the safety of the quarry's face.

RESIDENTS fighting to prevent a new housing development at a chalk quarry pit have lost their campaign, despite fears about the safety of the quarry's face.

Bellway Homes (Essex) yesterday won planning permission to build 21 three, four and five-bedroom properties with garages and a new road at the Claydon Quarry site, near Ipswich.

Claydon and Whitton Parish Council objected to the housing development, as did some residents who voiced concerns about flooding, the loss of an open space and the loss of a wildlife habitat.

But mid Suffolk district councillors, meeting in their Needham Market chambers, granted planning permission.


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