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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A man's body has been found in a house in Cambridgeshire which was destroyed by fire at the weekend.
Witnesses report an explosion at the house in Littleport, near Ely yesterday morning. It took firefighters seven hours to extinguish the flames.
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An investigation into a fatal house fire in Cambridgeshire is underway.
The fire broke out yesterday at Kingsmead Court in Littleport after reports of an explosion from inside a house.
The fire was extinguished by around 7pm.
The body of a man was discovered inside the house.
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.”
An investigation is underway following a house fire in Cambridgeshire.
It has been reported a person was seriously injured in the blaze at Kingsmead Court in Littleport. At the moment, there are no confirmed details of casualties.
The fire broke out just before midday yesterday. It was eventually put out just after 7pm.
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