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Three 'eco-town' sites rejected

Date : 2nd April 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Ministers have rejected plans to build "eco-towns" on three controversial sites in Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire, the BBC has learned. Micheldever Station, Grovewood in Derbyshire national forest and Shipton Quarry are among 40 rejected applications, sources say. Most were on greenbelt land, threatened wildlife or were similar to projects previously denied planning permission. The environmentally-friendly towns will be the first new towns since the 1960s. On Thursday the government will publish 15 locations where it believes the first "eco-towns" - low-energy, carbon-neutral developments built from recycled materials - could be located.

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