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Churchgoers’ parking permits to be extended into the next year

A permit allowing churchgoers to park for free in Canterbury city centre is to be extended until the end of March next year. Councillors had feared they would have to abolish the permits after complaints they discriminated against people who were not religious. But after hours of research, including a trip to Woking where council officials had faced a legal challenge …

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Local Plan: Letters

Infrastructure is under threat South Canterbury infrastructure is already overloaded with the current rapid rise in house building, with many of these houses unsold. Gridlock on pot-holed roads, sewage overflows and power cuts. Once again the city council is being charmed by builders to give them precious greenfield sites to cram in maximum high-priced houses for their own high profits. …

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Local Plan: Letters

Local Plan must be community-devised I am writing as a local minister who is interested in fostering good community relations and also as an ex-policy planner concerned to see good environmental outcomes. I was very interested to receive notification of the Canterbury district preferred option local plan and I attended and spoke at the Council Overview Committee at the Guildhall …

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Local Plan: concerns need to be addressed

THE Rev Paul Wilson, of Whitstable Baptist Church, appealed to the council to “pause to get things right.” He said: “Above all, the Local Plan needs to be community-led, community-devised and community-tested. We need a plan we can be sure is the community’s preferred option – not telling people, but involving people. Community concerns need to be recognised and addressed, …

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