Wilmington counter urbanisation

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  • Wilmington
    • How has the village changed
      • Opening of the A2
      • housing construction
        • 5 new estates were built
          • large, high quality semi detached and detached family houses (w/ garage+garden)
      • Rise in population
        • households: 2450-2665 (1981-1991)
        • growth of single person households
      • Decline in number of services
        • 1 antique shop, 3 pubs, 1 small general shop (also PO)
      • Industrial estate
        • Dartford trade park
          • modern footloose industries. Only Gravel extraction company (J.Clubb)
      • Rise in car ownership
        • growing rate of commuting- more people working outside village
    • Why has the village developed
      • Communication
        • connects to M2, M20 to central London and London orbital (M25)
      • Housings
        • Oakfield Rise estate
          • Designed for families w/ cars
      • Education
      • Rural character
      • Shopping

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