Development is always controversial as it changes the small villages into larger ones, childhood memories of what the area used to look like move on and while there is not enough housing, let alone affordable housing for first time buyers, no one wants it near them.
So, just how built on are we at EHDC and in the UK?
The BBC have gathered information from Ordinance Survey which records land usage. You can enter your postcode and it will come back with a breakdown for you. Click on this link here. The images below are just a few excerpts from the results.
And here is how we compare with the UK.