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Run cables below ground, urges KCC

Controversial plans for dozens of electricity pylons around Canterbury have been condemned by Kent County Council. It is now urging National Grid to review its proposed Richborough Connection and consider using underground cables. The company plans to erect more than 60 pylons up to 50 metres tall between Richborough and the Broad Oak sub-station in Canterbury but KCC leader Paul …

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Line of pylons will stretch from Canterbury to Richborough near Sandwich

Energy giant National Grid has unveiled its final plans for a towering network of pylons running from Canterbury to Richborough near Sandwich. The company says it has tweaked proposals for the chain of “lattice” pylons which will cut through the county’s countryside. It plans a revised version of its North Corridor route using two types of pylon – a “standard” …

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Congestion & Traffic

“In contrast to Whitstable, Herne Bay does not suffer from high levels of congestion. Here the challenge is to revitalise the town centre and reduce the need for residents to leave the town for services, leisure or retail opportunities by making the centre a pleasant and attractive environment for shoppers and visitors.” [Draft Local Plan 5.8] This fails to take …

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Plans for reservoir at Broad Oak. Again.

Plans for a huge reservoir at Broad Oak have resurfaced in a new scheme by South East Water to flood hundreds of acres of farmland and countryside. A previous proposal for a mile-and-a-half-long lake through the valley met with huge opposition. But now the company’s new Water Management Plan proposes building one half the size. Bosses claim the reservoir will …

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