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A planning inspectors' decision to allow 12,300 more homes in Berkshire has delighted house builders, but has appalled county councillors.The inspectors' panel decided Berkshire needed 48,000 new homes between 1991 and 2006 - compared with the 35,670 the council proposed in its draft structure plan.John Tarvit, regional land and planning officer for the House Builders Federation, said: 'The 48,000 is not as many as we would have liked, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. ...

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