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Not just housing

When people hear new housing is being built, one of their greatest fears is that the local infrastructure – roads, schools, medical facilities – simply won’t be able to cope with the additional residents using them.

We completely understand this concern, and this is exactly why the houses currently being built across the Borough have so many new facilities – a total investment of just under a billion pounds.

Executive View

Cllr Simon Weeks, Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement

“This level of investment in these new schools, roads and community facilities is only possible because we’ve concentrated development at four key locations, rather than have it spread across the Borough. We’ve also been successful in getting developers to pay for it. We get about £45,000 per new home for infrastructure improvements, which is one of the highest rates in the UK.”