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The House of Commons Committee for Local Government, Transport and the Regions has called for the 'replanning' of Britain's new towns. A report, New Towns: Their Problems and Futures, hits out at successive governments for allowing their town centres to fall into disrepair. Committee chairman Andrew Bennett said: 'These towns are up to 50 years old and large amounts of the housing and infrastructure are desperately in need of a thorough overhaul.

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