Basingstoke warehouse consent U-turn after parish council challenge

Planning permission for a warehouse that promised nearly 1,400 jobs has been overturned after a parish council challenged the decision.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council approved the distribution centre, reportedly for Amazon, in April.

However, the authority later said it had wrongly described the landscape impact on Dummer village.

More than 100,000 people signed a petition to stop 67 mature oak trees being felled on the site.

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Photo by Michael Hill-King, CC BY-SA 2.0,

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