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The conflict between countryside and new housing in East Anglia

There's opposition to plans to build thousands of new homes in East Anglia with some people accusing builders of destroying rural life.

Developers say their plans will bring jobs as well as providing green spaces.

Among the proposals is a new village near Langham in Essex, which is close to Colchester, as well as a development at Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Littleport lies six miles north of Ely. There's concern at plans to be build another 250 homes on the outskirts leading to fears the village could eventually become a suburb of its larger neighbour.

In Essex, plans to build a garden village near Langham, including 4,000 homes, have been submitted to Colchester Council.

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Body found in Cambridgeshire house fire

The body of a man has been discovered in a house fire in Cambridgeshire.

The fire service was called to a blaze at a home in Kingsmead in Littleport at around midday on Sunday August 18.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said they were working with the fire service to discover how the fire started.

A spokesman said: “The body of a man was discovered in the property. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and investigations will continue this morning.”