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Leicestershire in 2020
Tony Marmont
Tony Marmont - the "mad professor"
What will it be like in Leicestershire and Rutland in the year 2020?

Join us as we take a look in our crystal ball at the near future
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New houses. New factories. New population trends. New everything in fact will be to the fore just twenty years from now.

Paul Winstone
Paul Winstone sees changing times

Population
Paul Winstone from Leicester City Council monitors population trends to help plan the facilities we'll need. Our population is growing, ageing and becoming even more diverse. Hear Paul's views. audio animated icon

A green future
Wind turbines and roof tiles that make electricity already feature at Tony Marmont's Charnwood Forest home. Tony believes that by 2020 we could get rid of huge power stations altogether. Take a visit to his place. audio animated icon

Ian Tomie
Ian Tomie's green vision

Housing
Hamilton is already established and growing. Next in line is Ashton Green an eco village on the northern edge of Leicester close to Beaumont Leys. Ian Tomie tells us why we still have to develop on green fields. audio animated icon

Space tourism
Will we be going into space for our holidays? Just a century after Thomas Cook organised the first day trips from Leicester to Loughborough, Dr Alex Barnett from the National Space Centre in Leicester thinks we just might. audio animated icon

Greening the coalfields
Already over a million trees have been planted in the National Forest and by 2020 they will be starting to reach maturity. Mike Ballantyre tells us what it will be like. audio animated icon

What do you think will happen in the next 20 years? Why not tell us of your hopes and fears

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