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Field of panels approval slated by city councillor

Disappointment at green light for new 200-acre solar farm THE decision to approve a vast solar farm south of Herne Bay has been criticised by a city councillor. More than 200 acres of countryside next to Owl’s Hatch Road are to be covered by rows of 2.4-metre panels, forming one of the largest solar farms in the country. The scheme …

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Solar farm at Owl’s Hatch Road near Herne given go-ahead

One of Britain’s biggest solar farms – capable of powering the whole of Herne Bay – has controversially won planning permission. The scheme, on land near Herne, will cover 212 acres – an area the equivalent of almost 150 football pitches. Developers claim their complex of photovoltaic panels will generate enough electricity to supply 14,000 homes. Rows of panels standing 2.4 metres …

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Theatre group’s dramatic victory in planning battle

An amateur dramatics group has defied the odds to win planning permission to convert its premises into three houses. The council’s planning committee ignored its own officers’ recommendations and voted to allow the Herne Bay Musical Theatre Company to develop its Arkley Road site. Existing building described as resembling a “builder’s yard” will now be replaced by two semi-detached houses …

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Police called in as hecklers tell Gilbey to resign

Leader ignores calls for him to quit POLICE were called to the Guildhall after protesters erupted with fury when councillors dismissed a 3,500-signature petition calling for them to resign. Campaigners shouted “Gilbey out” and stood as Whitstable resident Julie Wassmer launched a scathing attack on council leader John Gilbey. The fervent activist shouted until she was hoarse, despite attempts by …

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Local Plan: Whitstable councillor says – Get Involved

Campaign groups and residents are being urged to have their say on a document that will set out plans for the town’s future development. At the first public discussion of the draft local plan on Monday, Whitstable Conservative Ashley Clark said it was vital that people got involved. The town has been earmarked for 400 new homes alongside Duncan Down, …

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Canterbury district’s local plan discussed in public for the first time

 … and guess what – Herne Bay gets screwed. To pay for treats for Canterbury.  Canterbury City Council’s draft local plan was discussed in public for the first time last night, amid accusations one of the key sites was “undeliverable” and uncosted. At a meeting of the council’s overview committee, Lib Dem Nick Eden-Green said the proposal for 4,000 homes …

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