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OK, fine: It’s ‘do as I say, not as l do’

As a piece of high farce, it cannot be surpassed: Council chief executive Colin Carmichael parks his hulking Jaguar on double yellow lines specifically painted on a section of the North Lane car park to reinforce the fact that drivers cannot park there. The chief has owned up and paid his modest fine. In doing so, he argues that he …

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Planners sticking to their guns over homes

LOCAL PLAN LATEST Controversial plans to deliver 780 new homes per year in the Canterbury district will not be scaled back, council chiefs have warned. Senior officers claim the 15,500 new homes target for Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable over the next 20 years is realistic – and could even be increased. They say it would be disastrous to tear …

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Amid final protests, controversial plan for future is agreed

LOCAL PLAN After months of heated debate, the controversial draft Local Plan has finally been rubber-stamped by the city council to go to the government’s Planning Inspectorate for approval. But not before objectors, protesting against the scale of planned house-building and traffic congestion, fired a final broadside at the authority. The plan, which will be the blueprint and set policy …

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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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‘Owners must be forced to clean up eyesore pub’

Hundreds back petition for council to take legal action HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for urgent action on the burnt-out Bun Penny. The pub has been an eyesore on the seafront since it was destroyed in an arson attack in September 2011, and despite officials declaring it was “a priority”, no improvements have been made. The campaign …

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Local Plan: timetable

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Local Plan: extra NHS funds needed for population boom

A top doctor says extra NHS funding will be needed for local health services to cope with an influx of more than 15,000 new homes in the district. Dr Mark Jones, the clinical chairman for NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group, says it would need extra government cash to deal with an estimated population increase of 40,000. He was …

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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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