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Stone Hill Park consultation

As you will know, the old airport site at Manston is now 80% owned by Discovery Park (Chris Cartner and Trevor Musgrave) who also own the old Pfizer site at Sandwich. They had some initial public consultations in the summer, and they will be running another couple of open events in the beginning of December. Go along, see what they …

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Have your say on Richborough ‘Nemo’ project

Comments (0) CONSULTATION on a network of pylons planned for across the east Kent countryside will open on Tuesday. The so-called Nemo Link, being developed by National Grid to connect the UK’s power network to Europe, would involve cables under the sea between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Richborough near Sandwich. The Richborough connection is a proposal for a series of 50 …

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Final consultation for draft Local Plan

Six weeks of public consultation on the final draft version of the city council’s Local Plan gets under way on Thursday 5 June. This is the version of the plan that will be the basis for a public examination carried out by an independent inspector later this year. Full details and all the documents will be on the council’s website …

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Labour decries ‘undemocratic, incompetent’ ward boundary changes

The Labour group say the proposals are biased. The LibDems said the proposals are undemocratic. The truth is that the proposals are now best described as “not applicable”. The changes proposed by Canterbury City Council, and accepted by the LGBCE, were explicitly based on the assumption that the Council would be operating under a “leader-and-cabinet” system. It looks increasingly likely …

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Manston now consulting on NOISE

Ah, the joys of consulting. North-east Kent’s favourite airport is obliged to produce a Noise Action Plan for the Government, and we all get to say what we think. As it says on their website: It is a DEFRA requirement that all UK airports prepare a Noise Action Plan (NAP) based on 2011 noise maps. These regulations are a result …

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Beach Hut Charges – have your say

Our beloved Council is reviewing the way it charges people for having huts on the public beach. Apparently they have had legal advice that the current arrangements fall short of best practice. This document spells out the background, and the proposed new charges. In a nutshell, the rents go up, there’s no discount for being a local or for being …

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Visible Policing – have your say

Invitation to attend ‘Saving Visible Community Policing’ conference – Friday 6th December. It is our pleasure to invite you to our ‘Saving Visible Community Policing’ conference on the morning of Friday the 6th December 2013 at the Kent Police College, Coverdale Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 9DW. This is a real opportunity for you to have your say on the next round …

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Local Plan: Responding Online

[from the CCC website] The instructions below will help guide you to make comments on-line. If you need more help, then please contact CCC using the contact details at the bottom of the page. 1: Open the Consultation Portal Go to http://canterbury-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/ between the 20th June and the 30th August 2013. Select ‘Canterbury District Local Plan Preferred Option Consultation 2013’ …

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Night Flights vote – press coverage

Vote against Manston Airport night flights plan BBC 25th May 2012 Plans for night flights from Manston Airport in Kent have been opposed by Thanet District Council. At a meeting on Thursday, the Labour-controlled council voted against all night flights to or from the airport. Charles Buchanan, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed the council is not supporting …

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Thanet rejects Manston night flights

More than 2,000 residents air their views

More than 2,000 residents took the time to air their views as part of the council’s public consultation on proposals for regular night-time flying at Manston Airport. The majority were opposed to the implementation of regular night-time flying, with approximately 73% opposed, 26% in favour and 1% not clearly stating a position.

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