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The King’s Mile is about to get longer

The Borough and Northgate get a makeover Work on extending the King’s Mile into The Borough and Northgate starts next week. It will include widened paths, coloured road surfaces and new planters, seating and lighting, all aimed at giving the area a welcoming and attractive feel similar to Palace Street. The £500,000 project is being funded by the council’s own …

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City all set for revamp centre

A £500,000 council scheme to transform a “neglected” shopping area in the city centre starts this month. It has been drawn up for The Borough and Northgate as an extension of the improvements already carried out in Palace Street, known as the King’s Mile. The work will include widening footpaths, new surfaces and street furniture, including planters seating and lighting, …

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Towers bus saga to be probed by council watchdog

The local government ombudsman is to formally investigate Canterbury City Council over its handling of the issue of buses going through the Westgate Towers. It follows an outcry over a decision by Stagecoach not to send buses coming into the city through the 14th century struchire after the controversial West-gate Towers traffic trial was scrapped 18 months ago. St Peter’s …

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Now get set for ‘Little Brother’

Ominous dark storm clouds covered the sky over Canterbury yesterday (Wednesday) morning as it emerged the county council is secretly working on a fresh road system for St Dunstan’s. Already being called the “Little Brother” of the original Westgate Towers traffic trial, the plans mirror key elements of the controversial year-long scheme which died last year. These include retaining the …

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Anger at plans to wipe out 400 parking spaces

Controversy over ‘green’ traffic measures approved by the council MORE than 400 parking spaces in Canterbury could be removed, due to green measures approved by Canterbury City Council. Almost 30 people filled the pews for members of the general public to have their say about the council’s proposals in a meeting last week. Many were there to object to the …

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Plans approved for 15,000-home urban spread before 2031

Plans for thousands of new homes in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay moved one step closer this week. Gerry Warren reports on the reaction to a document dividing the district A controversial planning blueprint for more than 15,000 new homes across the district has been rubber-stamped by the council. The authority’s executive met on Thursday and approved the draft Local …

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Westgate Jam Fudged

Views on Canterbury’s controversial Westgate traffic trial ditched Thousands of signatures and hundreds of letters about a controversial traffic trial are being swept under the carpet by council bosses. The official public consultation into the scheme to ban traffic from the Westgate Towers in Canterbury started on Friday and all previous comments will not count. It means the 4,000 people …

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