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No economic strategy for jobs

In drawing up local plans, local planning authorities should:  set out a clear economic vision and strategy for their area which positively and proactively encourage sustainable economic growth;  set criteria, or identify strategic sites, for local and inward investment to match the strategy and to meet anticipated needs over the plan period;  support existing business sectors, taking account of whether …

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Flawed logic

“…the district’s Development Requirements Study (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, 2011). This provided a range of scenarios for future development in the area. It found that, in order to increase the labour supply and to support new job creation in the district, a significant level of new housing was required (15,600 to support the creation of 6,500 new jobs), and that …

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Tens of thousands more people

“…the main property types that the future housing market needs are those that will attract more affluent working households and families, and those that meet the needs of younger families facing deprivation and affordability problems.” [Draft Local Plan 2.64] The Council says that we need family accommodation rather than two bed flats. So, we have based our estimate on an …

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Rate of Build

#LPLV In the MORI poll in 2011, 61% of residents said they thought that no more than 510 new homes should be built in the district every year. Despite that, the Draft Local Plan aims to build at a rate of 780 new homes per year. [Draft Local Plan 1.19]

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Local Plan: letter – Strode Farm

Why we don’t want this development We have objected to the development of Strode Farm for the following reasons: We have camcorder film of a serious flooding issue several years ago in Bullockstone Road with homes and gardens under water by over 1ft, followed later by another serious flood in which the same homes again went under water. What drainage …

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Local Plan: letter

Plan fails with no funding for roads The local development plan is flawed. I have sent all members of Canterbury City Council (CCC), and their highly-paid consultants Amec, who produced coloured charts on the selected areas, “evidence-based” reasons of why they are fundamentally flawed. In addition CCC has also ignored government guidelines on consultation. These government guidelines declare that the …

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Local Plan: brilliant letter reveals Gilbey’s NIMBYism

Council leader is a Nimby himself As a footnote to a recent letter regarding the Canterbury draft Local Plan, this paper helpfully added “Nimby stands for not in my backyard”. Readers can get a fuller understanding of this term by going online to the planning applications section of the councils website, searching for CA//07/01795 and then viewing the “Associated Documents”. …

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Local Plan: it may not happen

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Local Plan: CPRE don’t like it much

Proposals put builders first, not people CPRE Protect Kent are extremely worried about the innumerable negative impacts that the current draft local plan may have. We are particularly concerned that the plan has no mechanism in place either to defend or to enhance what is left of Canterbury’s cultural and historic character. Instead, problems will inevitably arise from the proposals …

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Local Plan: Gilbey calls for logic not rhetoric

Yes, I laughed too. Council leader John Gilbey has urged critics of the Local Plan to avoid rhetoric and “be logical and be practical”. In a measured speech – frequently interrupted by a lone heckler – he said Canterbury was not alone in the UK in facing the prospect of building on greenfield land. “For the last 20 or 30 …

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