Timetable & Planning

Timetable and Contents of Planning ApplicationĀ 

December 2009

Lord Derby applies for planning permission to tear up 160 acres of greenfield farm and stud land

February 2010

Newmarket Town Council rejects Lord Derby's planning application

June 2010

Forest Heath District Council rejects Lord Derby's planning application

January 2011

Lord Derby appeals the unanimous rejection of his planning application

March 2011

Lord Derby and Forest Heath District Council lose High Court battle to stop local residents receiving Judicial Review of the council's planning strategy. Entire planning strategy (SHLAA) related to Newmarket quashed. Lord Derby and council ordered to pay 90% of residents' costs

March 2012

Lord Derby's appeal against the region of his planning application dismissed by Communities and Local Government Minister Eric Pickles

July 2013

Lord Derby announces that he will apply again for planning permission

November 2014

Newmarket Town Council rejects Lord Derby's second planning application

July 2014

Forest Heath District Council, in a controversial vote in which all five of Newmarket's elected representives rejects Lord Derby's second planning application, approves the application with only the votes of councillors from other towns.

July 2014

The appeal against the highly controversial vote is immediately called in by Communities and Local Government Minister Eric Pickles

Around October 2015

Communities and Local Government Minister Greg Clark will make a decision on Lord Derby's second application.