UK 'Eco-Towns' May Encourage Sprawl

<p>Plans for the construction of "eco-towns" in the UK have sparked protests from groups who argue that they will be too spread out and will encourage sprawl.</p>
May 23, 2008, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns that the proposals could also weaken the social fabric of existing towns and calls instead for villages to become more densely populated in order to foster community spirit."

"The organisation found that Britons are, on average, living further away from each other than at any point since the birth of the modern city 200 years ago."

"Settlements are more spread out than they were, with a greater population dispersed over a proportionately greater area."

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Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Telegraph
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