Parliament & politics: Homes action

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The Independent Online
THE DEPUTY Prime Minister, John Prescott, faces legal action over his plans to build new homes in the countryside.

West Sussex County Council is challenging Mr Prescott's order that it must include an extra 12,800 houses inside its boundaries with a judicial review hearing on Monday. The action is seen as a test case in the nationwide controversy sparked by plans for millions of new homes in the 21st century.