Building in the countryside

Claims from the chairman of the National Trust Sir Simon Jenkins that the majority of housing in the future should be in towns and cities have drawn a sharp response from the Anglia region.

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  1. Malcolm Robertson

Warning over new homes in the countryside

There's been a stark warning to youngsters growing up in the countryside that it's not your right to live there, close to family, when you grow up and leave home.

The warning is from the head of the National Trust Sir Simon Jenkins who wants to protect rural areas from over development and says new houses should be built in towns and cities.

But his comments have drawn an angry response from people in this region who claim village life will die without new investment.

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