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Plans approved for 15,000-home urban spread before 2031

Plans for thousands of new homes in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay moved one step closer this week. Gerry Warren reports on the reaction to a document dividing the district A controversial planning blueprint for more than 15,000 new homes across the district has been rubber-stamped by the council. The authority’s executive met on Thursday and approved the draft Local …

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Local Plan: housing target criticised by residents in Council meeting

Critics of the city council’s vision for the Canterbury district queued up to attack the  authority. Each was given a three-minute platform in the chamber to voice their opinions on the draft Local Plan – with the issue of 15,600 new homes dominating the  agenda. Most came from south Canterbury, where up to 4,000 homes are planned for farmland and …

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Local Plan: criticised for being developer-led

Residents’ groups have united in opposition to the garden city vision for Canterbury, which they claim is “seriously flawed”. They formed a non-political alliance at a joint meeting last week, where every individual group raised concerns about the process, scale and speed of proposed house-building, which includes 4,000 new homes in south Canterbury. Speakers questioned the motivation for the plan, …

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