Section 8: Problems

Eastling's problems include the following:

Lack of affordable housing for those waiting to get on the first rung of the ladder;

A limited sense of community, as people tend not to live and work in the village;

Poor public transport service;

Intermittent dangerous road conditions especially for pedestrians with young children;

Creeping municipalisation of suburban, not rural character - tarmac pavements, ugly street lights;

Erosion of natural habitats for wildlife; although it is noted that the Belmont Estate has made a great impact with the planting of miles of hedgerows.

Lack of opportunity of greater socialisation; although the village hall is at last becoming a focal point for the community;

Lack of public open spaces/playground;

Opportunities for development are limited by planning /conservation policies;

Localised visual blight.

Section 9

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