You may have covered this before and I've forgotten but how did you come to live where you are now?
TC, I moved here from South Oxfordshire so that I could share a house with my daughter who already lived locally so that we could care for my wife who was suffering from dementia. I asked my daughter to suss out various things before we moved which she never did. Dont get me wrong I am quite comfortable with the local immigrant population but there are lots of very openly racist locals here who arent. As to the expansion of this pretty run down town I guess that folk all over Britain are asking the same questions that I am "what on earth is going on in this overcrowded little country?" My wife and I always feared being burried in the West Country. I much preferred whee I lived before, better cycling, culture, lots of easily accessible countryside and easy access to London and its airports. Even back in Oxfordshire adding in thousands of extra houses has been causing severe problems to public services and infrastructure. I must admit that public services are better here but no doubt building eye popping numbers of extra houses will have the same effect.