“To me the whole eco-town pretence is just a way to dodge legitimate planning restrictions. There is no decent public transport infrastructure to support this half-baked scheme, which means that would-be residents will be heavily reliant on their cars. Where’s the ‘eco’ in that?”
- Musician Julian Lloyd Webber joining the likes of actors Judi Dench and John Nettles, novelist Jilly Cooper and racing driver Johnny Herbert, all who oppose the Middle Quinton eco-town, which would see 6,000 homes built on a former Royal Engineers depot. Ecorazzi previously reported that Judi Dench had taken to the streets in an effort to prevent the construction.