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Local Plan Inquiry – in Herne Bay for one day ONLY!

Those of you have been following the development of the Local Plan will know that Herne Bay is in line to get royally screwed – the proposed housing will increase the size of our town by between a quarter and a third. In recognition of the potentially devastating impact this will have, the powers that be in Canterbury have kindly allowed …

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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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Council sticking to its 780-homes-a-year plan

Bosses insist figure is correct, despite opposition A MINIMUM of 780 houses a year will be built across the Canterbury district to meet demand, council bosses say. The city council wants to press ahead with its major housing development plans despite a petition against them. In February Jim Gascoyne, the Ukip candidate for the Canterbury seat in the General Election, …

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Owners of dereIict homes sent higher council tax bills

Homeowners who leave their properties derelict for more than two years are now being hit with a 150% council tax bill. Under new rules which kicked in yesterday (Wednesday), Canterbury City Council can demand increased tax on homes which are laid to waste. And the Gazette can today reveal that nearly 2,500 properties in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable are …

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The big money debate

CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL’S ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING – Leader calls for less interference from central government The city council has set its budget for the next financial year amid calls for greater economic independence from Westminster. Leader John Gilbey says the authority’s sound financial position is the result of policies designed to insure it against further funding cuts from central government …

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Budget is approved despite opposition

Council tax rise voted through at meeting, but councillors’ expenses cut isn’t FLY-TIPPING, rats and councillors’ expenses are just three of the issues that were raised in the heated debate that ended in Canterbury City Council voting through its budget for the coming year. Councillors traded barbs with each other over whose fault the financial crisis had been, and who …

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Villagers say they are under siege from Grid

Pylon line is just too close for locals RESIDENTS in the village of Broad Oak have vowed to continue the fight against plans by the National Grid to run pylons through the east Kent countryside. Members of the Broad Oak Preservation Society say they feel “under siege” after the plans for pylons connecting electricity from Richborough, near Sandwich, to a …

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Have your say in Manston’s future

This is your big chance to say what you think should happen to the ex-airport site at Manston. Thanet District Council are consulting on their “preferred options” in the Draft Local Plan. This consultation runs from 9th January to 6th March 2015. To be honest, it’s rather tedious, and leaves you thinking “have they deliberately tried to make this awkward?”. BUT (and it’s a big “but”) this …

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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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