Reader Letter: Housing only adds extra pressure

PUBLISHED: 12:23 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 30 May 2018

Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

One reader is concerned that all the planned extra housing will only add more pressures to our region. What do you think?

Having read with horror the recent report on the large number of new houses planned for Norfolk, I just wonder what planet most of our county and district councillors are on.

Take for example the NDR - around 12,000 homes are to be built in the Rackheath area alone, so anyone thinking the new road is great should think again when around 22,000 extra cars are brought to the area.

Then we need to look at the thousands of other houses being built in Norfolk. Add all this together and can anyone tell me how our great NHS staff will cope?

All three main hospitals in our area cannot handle the number of patients now.

With regard to my own village of Wroxham/Hoveton, it has needed a bypass for years and, with all the potential growth, will have to have one soon - but then with crazy ideas for adding even more new homes, where could you build one?

At busy times the traffic is horrific and I am convinced that since the NDR opened, we are getting even more traffic. We have no NHS dentists and the great medical centre is only just coping. Even the local train service is getting over full at busy times because of the extra houses being built at North Walsham, so where are the extra trains which were talked about when those developments were started?

The overall quality of life in Norfolk is getting worse. The planning decisions made at district and county level will not be seen by many councillors because of their age and it is the people of Norfolk that will be left with the mess they and council inner committee circles have left us with.

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