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Reader letter: Norwich can’t cope, is a brand new town the answer?

PUBLISHED: 14:44 17 March 2017

Whitlingham Country Park on the outskirts of Norwich taken in May 2005.
 Picture: MIKE PAGE

Whitlingham Country Park on the outskirts of Norwich taken in May 2005. Picture: MIKE PAGE

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I can’t think that all the citizens of Norwich, when seeking the wide open spaces, would want to be channelled down a green route.

The countryside surrounding the city is refreshing, with wildlife to be seen and heard and trees instead of bricks and mortar.
As I have written before Norwich will never be a garden city unless swathes of houses were to be demolished to facilitate sufficient parkland to substitute for the green countryside.

The infrastructure is struggling to contend with the existing population and the green belt goes some way to alleviating the problems.
No, the answer is a new town on the lines of Welwyn Garden City with affordable houses being developed by a corporation - unlike the high-priced matchboxes, which are now being built in the Norwich area.

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