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Local Plan: the vision for 2031

Multimillion-pound plans to build 15,600 homes and transform roads “will support 6,500 new jobs across the district by 2031”. Canterbury City Council’s draft Local Plan seeks to change roads in areas including Sturry and south Canterbury and create a new park-and-ride site close to a new A2 junction near Bridge. The document, which is due to go out for public …

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Local Plan: Herne’s identity at risk

People in Herne “have right to be concerned” about the inclusion of Strode Farm on the Local Plan. In it the council says it would be likely to approve plans for 800 homes being built there. The plan also says a relief road would need to be built for Herne, linking Canterbury Road with Bullockstone Road. Locals have expressed fears …

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Local Plan: grey area at Greenhill

Land at Greenhill would include 600 homes according to the Local Plan. The vaguest of the four strategic development sites proposed for Herne Bay says it would include community facilities “to be determined”. A series of allotments and leisure facilities would also be built. Developers would need to contribute to a Herne relief route at Strode Farm. HB Gazette 9th …

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Local Plan: school on the golf course

A new school could be built in Herne Bay after land was ear-marked for educational development in the draft Local Plan. Developers behind proposals for the former golf club confirmed talks are ongoing about putting a new secondary school on the site, along with a sports hub, supermarket and about 400 homes. A map published with the Local Plan lays …

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Local Plan: Target of 3,000 homes is “over-ambitious”

Almost 3,000 homes, two new schools and a sports hub have been earmarked for Herne Bay in a controversial council document. The huge developments on four sites in the town were included in the draft Local Plan. It means applications for massive housing estates in Herne, Hillborough, Greenhill and on the former golf club site are almost certain to get …

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Local Plan – Herne Bay

The story so far: Maps of the proposed areas in Herne Bay. The cartoon maps come from the Agenda of the Overview Committee 13th May 7pm. I’ve super-imposed them on a Google map that shows Herne Bay’s Urban Boundary. The Draft Local Plan, to read onscreen or download.  N.B. The “Land at Greenhill” and “Bullockstone Road” developments are being dealt …

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