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Reader letter: Housing will create added pressures

PUBLISHED: 11:47 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 25 February 2018

Long Stratton could finally get the bypass after a planning application is put forward for new homes and a bypass.  Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Long Stratton could finally get the bypass after a planning application is put forward for new homes and a bypass. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

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Wow! Looking at the map (EDP, February 22) showing the amount of land to be filled with housing at Long Stratton is incredible.

South Norfolk Council policies map from the Long Stratton Area Action Plan, May 2016, which shows the areas outlined for the bypass and development. Picture: South Norfolk CouncilSouth Norfolk Council policies map from the Long Stratton Area Action Plan, May 2016, which shows the areas outlined for the bypass and development. Picture: South Norfolk Council

This will put more pressure on the A140 north and south and one wonders what Mr John Fuller of South Norfolk Council means and I quote: “There will have to be some horse trading.”

If Long Stratton is going to have forced on it such an enormous development doubling the size of the ‘village’ then the by-pass should be dualled.

John Fuller owes it to the residents of South Norfolk to pave the way of a dual bypass as the Conservative Government promised in 1989/90 but failed to keep their pledge and the Highway Agency subsequently sold back properties that were bought for dualling the A140.

The housing development proposed by Mr Fuller needs to deliver the right infrastructure, can that be done by “horse trading”?

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