Wasn't all this 'new build' pushed through to alleviate the large numbers of local people who were unable to buy their own homes and alleviate the ever growing numbers of people without homes? As can be seen over the last few years many developers wriggle their way out of producing the numbers of homes required for such people. It's all well and good importing food, etc from abroad, but if ...
I understand that about 60% of the food consumed in the UK is grown here. The other 40% being imported. Therefore, as I see it, the more agricultural land that gets used for new housing development (and we do need more houses) the less there is then available for food production. So we will need to import even more food? Was just having a quick read about this food self ...
A country's land mass bears no relation to its abilitity to provide adequate infrastructure for its people. England is now the most densely populated country in Europe, some parts have a built-on ratio of 80%+, so for those people it would quite likely feel they were living in a "concrete jungle". The BBC link shows that almost 60% of land is used for farming, that fact seems lost on the people ...
@flo , you missed the point dear, i was having a dig at mrs c for her derogatory reference to oaps!
Apparently a spokesperson at Network Rail said they will never agree to put benches on the sea wall due to health and safety reasons. When I asked in a meeting a couple of years ago what the reasons were I was told that people could stand on the benches to get onto the line! I did point out the that the low wall all the way to DW provided much easier access to the line!
Yes I always say to myself, sarcastically, when travelling around the country and seeing vast amounts of open countryside - "Gosh, this country is just so full" (or words to that effect). Click on this link to see the BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41901294
Let's hope for a nice dry day for their parade which sets off at 2:45pm. Show your support for our brave boys and girls who done their bit. Well done Dawlish RBL for organising this. Keep it up.
Over the whole of Teignbridge, only 5% of the land is built on, lower than the UK figure of 5.9%. Food for thought for those that think that we’re living in a concrete jungle, or that our country is full. This is from the BBC land use map published today.
Top of my to do list would be resurface Exeter Road but DCC seem to think Coryton Close was a priority i wonder why.
Many were from beyond repair, so for the safety I guess they were removed, don't see why items like this shouldn't reach the top of the to do list.