Government wins first eco-town challenge

A campaign group has failed in its High Court challenge to the government’s eco-towns programme

Better Accessible Responsible Development (BARD) opposes proposals for an eco-town at Long Marston in Warwickshire, also known as Middle Quinton. At least 6,000 homes are proposed on the former Ministry of Defence site.

BARD applied for judicial review on the grounds that the government’s eco-towns consultation was flawed.

However, Mr Justice Walker found that the 2007 housing Green Paper and the accompanying “Eco-towns Prospectus

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