Sustain Our Rural Towns: According to Matthew Taylor’s Review- Living Working Countryside- the threat of high house prices and low wages are placing unsustainable pressure on rural economics, threatening their very existence.
Mr Taylor argues,
Sustain Our Rural Towns: “The English countryside is a wonderful place to live and work. if you can afford a home, if you can find a reasonably paid job.
“But for too many people, country life is challenging and urgent actions are vital to stop villages dying and our market towns being wrecked by unsympathetic development.
“Endless bland housing estates crammed onto the edge of towns are often unattractive, they fail to deliver local services, shops or open spaces. The residents end up driving into town for everything they need clogging up the roads.
“We need to start creating attractive new neighbourhoods and communities as our market towns grow, or we’ll wreck them.”
He believes future developments should be shaped to the needs of existing communities, integrated with infrastructure and creating a symbiotic relationship with rural villages.
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