1,800-home Surrey airfield development faces High Court challenge

1,800-home Surrey airfield development faces High Court challenge

Campaigners have secured a date at the High Court to seek to overturn a council's resolution to grant consent for a 1,800-home development on a 248-hectare aerodrome site in Surrey.

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