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Will Boris Johnson’s controversial housing plans end the British countryside as we know it?

Lockdown showed many rural Britons the benefits of living in the countryside. But new planning changes sparked by Covid-19 means that life will have to change

By Elinor Goodman  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a speech during a visit to Dudley College of Technology in Dudley, he said he will follow in the footsteps of president Franklin D Roosevelt, who led the US out of the Great Depression in the 1930s, by investing in infrastructure projects to help stimulate the nation's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

During lockdown virtually all of us living in nice houses in the countryside said how lucky we were. On our not very socially isolated walks, we would say how sorry we felt for people living in tower blocks with no gardens or space for children to play. At…

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