Plug pulled on 700 homes plan

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CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating the shock decision to pull the plug on plans to build hundreds of homes on an Ilkeston green space this week.

Residents were horrified when Erewash Borough Council announced its proposal for 700 homes on land near Manners Industrial Estate, known as Manor Floods, last year.

But after a hard-fought campaign, an action group of residents has forced the council to remove the site from its list of potential sites for housing for the next 15 years.

For the full story, see next week’s paper out Thursday.