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Local Plan: Herne Bay’s ‘Usual Suspects’ call for Plan B

There may not be any violence, drugs or crime, but Herne Bay’s Usual Suspects are still hoping for an explosive impact. The group of campaigners have stepped forward to produce their own proposals for the future of the town, claiming the council’s draft Local Plan would prove as disastrous as the failed heist in the Oscar-winning film. They came up …

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Local Plan: doubts over golf course scheme

Plans for a Tesco on the outskirts of Herne Bay have been thrown into doubt after an application for a major development stalled. Developers Quinn Estates have put on hold proposals to build a sports hub and supermarket on the former golf club site after questions were raised over Tesco’s commitment to the scheme. The official line is that negotiations …

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Local Plan: Golf course might not get Tesco

The developer behind plans for a new housing estate and sports centre at the former Herne Bay golf club has vowed it will go ahead – with or without a Tesco store. Mark Quinn, of Quinn Estates, told members of Herne Bay Town Partners last week the scheme had been delayed as negotiations continued with the retail giant. An application …

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Local Plan: discussion in Canterbury

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) has met with pressure groups ahead of the publication of the Canterbury City Local Plan today (20th June). On Monday, the CPRE were joined by members of the South Canterbury Alliance, North Canterbury Forum and the Canterbury Society, and discussed how all parties will launch their campaign against development of housing …

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Local Plan: Parish pledges to halt Strode in its stride

Parish councillors have vowed to stop a massive housing development they fear would link Herne to Herne Bay. Members of Herne and Broomfield Parish Council are working with charity CPRE Protect Kent to find reasons to stop 1,000 homes being built at Strode Farm owned by Hollamby Estates, of which parish councillor Andrew Brealy is a director. Mr Brealy left …

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Local Plan: Canterbury businesses invited to discuss future plan

Businesses can discuss the city council’s draft local plan at C4B‘s Annual Conference on June 28th. The plan outlines proposals for development over the next 20 years. It is available online now for public consultation. Colin Carmichael, chief executive of Canterbury City Council business, will be presenting the plan and explaining its effects on local business in the area. The …

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Local Plan: Parish Council oppose Strode Farm plans

Parish councillors are set to outline their opposition to the Local Plan tonight (13th June 2013) as the public consultation on proposals for 3,000 homes in Herne Bay begins. Herne and Broomfield parish council is expected to focus its arguments against plans for 800 houses at Strode Farm. Although it has expressed disapproval for a 400-home development at Herne Bay …

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Local Plan: timetable

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Local Plan: Tories and opposition split over proposals

Canterbury City Council’s blueprint for the district has already created a split between the Tory majority and opposition members. Each Conservative on the ruling executive insists he or she will listen to public opinion and allow it to shape Canterbury’s future. The council will use its forthcoming issue of its District Life magazine to outline the Local Plan and tell …

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Local Plan: Developers’ cash should stay in town

I was angered and dismayed to find that the draft Local Plan explicitly stated that developers’ contributions (once called S106, now called CIL – Community Infrastructure Levy) would flow OUT of Herne Bay. There was no mention of CIL money flowing out of Canterbury or Whitstable, and no mention of CIL money flowing IN to Herne Bay. So we were …

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