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NEW TOWN FOR HERTFORDSHIRE

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Hertfordshire looks set to have a 5-10,000 home new town development built on 800 hectares of land, after the count...
Hertfordshire looks set to have a 5-10,000 home new town development built on 800 hectares of land, after the county council's environment committee voted to include the plans for the town in its general policy which comes in to force next year.

The council claims it needs to build a small town because it has to find 65,000 new homes by 2011, and it can only accommodate 59,000 by regenerating urban areas.

It is likely that the town would be built in countryside west of Stevenage.

Greens and local Tories have criticised the decision, saying it will be an 'environmental disaster'. The committee voted in the decision by one vote, because Labour and the Liberals have formed a coalition out-numbering the largest party - the Conservatives - by one.
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