How to create unsustainable non-places

On my travels at Christmas I was very sad to see even more development is going ahead at a hugely congested part of Leicester. The ‘Sustainable Urban Extension’ is nothing of the sort – just a desperate effort by Blaby District Councillors to cram in all housing development for the district into the congested area near a motorway junction.

The residents will have to drive everywhere, adding to the gridlock at most times of the day.

This is one example of how badly connected our planning system is with reality. A site visit by the case officer should be far more insightful than any Highways study paid for by the developer.

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