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CAMPAIGNERS in Ilkeston are claiming a victory for people power after the council announced it will look at alternative locations for housing.

Discussions over proposals to build 1,200 houses on two sites in Ilkeston, due to take place this month, have been cancelled after Erewash Borough Council pledged to look at re-drawing the map of future housing in the borough after listening to public opinion.

But both protest groups have warned the fight is far from over and will be waiting with interest to see what the new plans will bring.

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