Letters: Robert Raab, July 12, 2016

File photo dated 28/2/12 of a builder working on a new house. New figures show that the number of house building starts in England has risen by almost one-third since the same time last year. PPP-161105-131529001
File photo dated 28/2/12 of a builder working on a new house. New figures show that the number of house building starts in England has risen by almost one-third since the same time last year. PPP-161105-131529001
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On June 30, I asked the borough council meeting two questions.

One was: “What is the actual number of houses the council wants to build in the borough?”

The council’s reply was they want 7,500 houses to be built in the Lynn area and 16,500 for the whole borough of West Norfolk. My second question was: “How much will the infrastructure for the borough need to be increased and what has already been passed by the NHS and planning department right now for schools, NHS, transport etc and where in the world will the council be getting the money and people from to meet the need for the increase in the infrastructure.” Every county in England wants more money for infrastructure because of house building. There is now a 50,000 shortage of doctors and nurses, ambulance workers. The funding for the NHS for surgeries and hospitals has been cut and is still being cut. Funds are being cut to the already crowded schools.

We are not against more houses, but you have to get the infrastructure in place before any houses are built.

Robert Raab, Westmark, Fairstead