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“These plans herald the death knell of the rural character of whole swaths of Hertfordshire. Beautiful villages, supposedly protected by green belt [designation], look set to be swallowed up by the urban sprawl of neighbouring towns."
Fourteen garden villages to be built in England totalling 48,000 homes
Sites for new villages include green belt land and spread from Cornwall to Cumbria, but local opposition is strong in some areas
THEGUARDIAN.COM|DE JESSICA ELGOT