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With people thinking little of commuting distances of 60 - 80 miles, and spending anything up to 90 minutes each way to do it, it's difficult to imagine how infrastructure can solve the problem that more than one third of the population live in much less than one tenth of the area (can't be bothered to work out actual proportion).

You don't need transport links to encourage employment away from london, you need employers to move away from london.

but when all of government, most of the civil service, most of the senior defence establishment, all of the finance industry is sited within a circle 10 miles in diameter, then that in itself is going to act as a magnet for everything else. No other country in the world co-sites its financial interests and government. It's like a black hole sucking in everything else.

to reverse that, they need to be drastic in encouraging as much as possible to move away, including the government (I have long believed that the UK would be in a better position if government were to move to Lancaster or Preston)

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 05:14:43 PM EST
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