P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:01:10    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN Plans to create three major new "sociable city" developments in the South of England surrounding London were announced this week, to vocal opposition from countryside groups. The proposed cities of Mercia, Anglia and Kent could house a total of up to two million people, suggests the Town and Country Planning Association. The question is - what price will Britain's rural landscape have to pay? ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Bernadette Carroll WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:01:11    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN By creating three "clusters", each with a population of 30,000, connected to good rail and road links, Britain could avoid the urban sprawl which is swamping country towns. So says the chairman of the Town And Country Planning Association (TCPA), Peter Hall. He claims: "City clusters are the most sustainable solution to the key problems of planning in Britain today." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 ARE YOU BEING POISONED? p163 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:01:10    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN The Government predicts a demand for millions of new homes over the next few decades. It has ordered each county in the South-east to prepare to accommodate tens of thousands of new homes. Peter Hall, from the TCPA, says his scheme would release pressure on vast areas of southern England, protecting them from piecemeal development by providing 40% of homes required. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:00:02    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN Peter Hall, from the TCPA, says his "sociable cities" would be pleasant places to live, with schools, shops and workplaces within easy reach of homes. "If we succeed, we will produce good- quality development for the new households, while preserving more than 80% of rural southern England. "If we fail, the worst outcome will be pepper-potting of development across the countryside. A disaster." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Land on Planet Sound 480 WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:02:05    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN Tony Burton from the Council For The Protection Of Rural England fears the TCPA's plan will distract attention from the l—in priority - l—king better use of land within towns. He says: "There will have to be some development on greenfield sites, but in our view this should be attached to existing settlements. "There, it can latch on to existing transport and employment networks." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Eco Scene 148 Love Stars 418 WIN A HOME CINEMA TV p465 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:00:01    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN Bruce Macpherson of the Countryside Alliance says it is not opposed to greenbelt development. However it fears the TCPA's plan "would be excessive, particularly when there are many sites in towns and cities which could be conveniently filled by new properties". He says: "Any new development in the country must take into account existing rural communities and their needs." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Trees Poison? Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct16 21:01:10    ————————————————  —————————————————— RURAL ROW LOOMS OVER SUPER CITIES PLAN The City of Mercia proposal envisages 11 new towns stretching in a horseshoe between Rugby, Northampton, Kettering and Wellingborough. The City of Anglia would include a total of 18 new communities around Cambridge, Sandy and Huntingdon. The City of Kent covers most of eastern Kent and involves regeneration of towns such as Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate, Dover, Folkestone and Ashford. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— FOR DETAILS OF THE PLAN READ: SOCIABLE CI FSBYPETERHALL WILEY PRESS @ £15.99 Trees Poison? Food TV