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Spoiling what’s left of our lovely city

We are disappointed that the city council decided to dispose of yet another public lavatory for what seems to us to be a paltry sum when set against the needs of visitors to the city, shoppers and tourists. If the council is short of £198,000 then surely it should use its healthy reserves rather than remove another public asset. Also, …

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Electric link ‘should be buried’

25 March 2015 From the section Kent The route of the pylons is under public consultation “Vast” electricity pylons that will be built over 12 miles of Kent countryside should be buried underground, a campaign group has said. The National Grid will build 60 towers, running from Richborough to Canterbury, to help transport electricity to and from Europe. The Campaign …

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We strongly oppose the proposal to connect any of Canterbury’s Richborough Connection supply above ground. The costs of putting the cables underground are far less than National Grid has estimated. In at least two other European countries, and also in our own National Parks and open spaces elsewhere, the cables have been put underground. The pylons proposed will either be …

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Solar farm condemned before decision is made

Proposed installation off Thanet Way labelled ‘unjustifiable’  Council planning offices say a 200-acre solar farm that could power 15,000 homes should be rejected because of the impact on the views of the countryside. Owls Hatch Solar Farm Ltd hope to build the green energy scheme near the Share and Coulter pub, to the south of the A299 Thanet Way. It …

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Local plan views must be sent again

We commented on the first draft Local Plan, along with many others. People may not be aware that their comments on the first draft will not be placed before the inspector at the plan inquiry. All that he will have will be the city council’s summary of those comments, and this by no means conveys in full the views and …

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Local Plan: CPRE don’t like it much

Proposals put builders first, not people CPRE Protect Kent are extremely worried about the innumerable negative impacts that the current draft local plan may have. We are particularly concerned that the plan has no mechanism in place either to defend or to enhance what is left of Canterbury’s cultural and historic character. Instead, problems will inevitably arise from the proposals …

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Kitewood Hillborough Extension: expert opinions

Those nice people at Protect Kent have given us the benefit of their wisdom… Stand against the new homes In a time of climate change and food security issues one has to wonder what kind of organisation would submit a proposal to build 700 houses on grade 2 agricultural land. Yet this is exactly what a developer is planning to …

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