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Instead of building on green field sites and risking the integrity of rural villages we should look to regenerate town centres, say CPRE Wiltshire’s chair Anne Henshaw
Anne Henshaw, Chair of CPRE Wiltshire commented on the plans to build an extra 20,000 houses in Swindon:
“From the details announced so far there is a genuine risk that villages like Wroughton and Highworth could lose their identity through these building plans and rural roads could turn into rat runs for traffic and harming our goals for zero carbon and sustainability.
“We must end the trend of the last 20 years of losing rural communities through the pursuit of easy money.”
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