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Local Plan: That’s too many new houses to be built

Councillor Paula Vickers and I have sat on the Local Plan steering group for the past several years as Lib Dem nominees. We fundamentally disagree to the proposal to increase the rate of house-building to 780 per annum from the recent level of around 550. Consequently some of the site allocations are unnecessary, in particular the 4,000 houses in south …

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Local Plan: John says…

Critics of the ideas outlined in the new Local Plan should put up or shut up, says council leader John Gilbey. Last week’s publication of draft proposals for the district up to 2031 attracted objections over plans for new homes and radical plans for new roads to ease traffic congestion. Cllr Gilbey said: “We are trying to improve the district, …

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Local Plan: Griff says – voice your opinion

TV personality and campaigner Griff Rhys Jones has fired a broadside at the new draft Local Plan, which he fears is encouraging “free-for-all development” to help solve economic problems. He was in the city yesterday (15th May) speaking as president of the campaign group Civic Voice and to launch the Canterbury Society’s alternative publication, “The Future of Our City – …

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Local Plan: What’s wrong? Where to start?

CCC Liberal Democrat leader Alex Perkins has panned the draft plan. He said: I am afraid there is so much wrong with this draft local plan it is hard to know where to start. We clearly do need more housing, but the premise and process here are completely wrong. For a start, the plan is entirely developer-led. A plan like …

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