Groningen agrees on super community

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Seven Boards of Directors and Aldermen (B and W) of Northern Groningen, agreed Tuesday to jointly explore the idea of one large community.

At the start the future town, Hoogeland-Eemsdelta, will count about 100,000 inhabitants. The population is expected to decline to 83,000 in 2040.

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The agreement between the seven colleges of B and W of Bedum , de Marne Winsum, Delfzijl , Appingedam, Eemsmond, and Loppersum, are a major administrative achievement, according to mayor Rika Pot from Appingedam. The talks only started after the Summer with initial reluctance.

Mayor Pots firmly contradicted reports of a division within the seven colleges of B and W, as was suggested by RTV Noord earlier Tuesday. The B and W's unanimously agreed on a joint proposal that the City Councils will address simultaneously on December 3rd.

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