Rural KQ2:South Cambs-issues associated with growth

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What is the population growth of Cambridgeshire at?
60% between 1976 and 2016
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Why has the population grown?
Rapid economic growth has encouraged in-migration particularly young families=increasing the need for AFFORDABLE homes
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What has the increased demand for housing led to?
Increasing house prices for both in Cambridge and the surrounding villages=making it too expensive for SKILLED workers and KEY WORKERS to move into this region
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What has this resulted in?
one 'new village' being built to the west of Cambridge: Cambourne
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How many homes has been constructed here?
3,600 homes
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What does the new settlements put pressure on?
The environment as it increases the car journeys because most residents commute to work
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Transport within the region
Increased congestion
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What about public transport?
It is insufficient to meet demand
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What are the recreation pressures associated with the growth of South Cambs?
Cambridgeshire only has 50% of the normal amount of publicly accessibile countryside to most counties
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What is WICKEN FEN?
A proposed scheme to ease recreational pressure and is a 53km squared nature reserve
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What problems has Wicken Fen caused?
Parking and congestion in nearby villages, loss of existing farmland, risks of malaria from the large wetland area and access rights and problems with herds of cattle and ponies
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