Maldon district: 'We must grow to stay the same' claims councillor (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Maldon district: 'We must grow to stay the same' claims councillor
9:00am Sunday 14th October 2012 in Local News
We need more houses or the district will “deteriorate”.
That is the view of district councillor Miriam Lewis after learning the local economy has dropped by a staggering £100million since 2004.
The shocking figures, based on the value of the district’s goods and services (gross value added), were detailed in the independent Heart of Essex: Economic Futures Study 2012.
Miss Lewis has spoken in favour of Maldon District Council’s local development plan, which includes a proposal for 3,500 homes throughout the district, because without it she believes the economy will worsen.
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