Last-ditch attempt to save Hinxton Hall plan

September 24, 1999

Officials from the Wellcome Trust and South Cambridgeshire district council met last Tuesday to discuss the Hinxton Hall genome campus planning dispute. The meeting was a final bid to save the Pounds 100 million extension scheme after deputy prime minister John Prescott blocked construction of a business park to exploit sequencing work at the Sanger Centre.

The charity will not appeal against the decision, which allows for a big part of the extension to go ahead. There is a possibility the whole operation could be sited elsewhere.

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