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Saharan dust and air pollution combine to create toxic smog over Kent

Health chiefs have warned those with breathing problems such as asthma to be on their guard tomorrow as Saharan dust and pollution combines to create a toxic smog over Kent. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says air pollutants will be high to very high over Kent. People could experience sore eyes and throat due to the poor …

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Residents in Broad Oak feel “under siege” following the latest plans by South East Water to build a huge reservoir in the area. The community is already battling proposals for new electricity pylons and a 1,000 home housing scheme on its doorstep. Now South East Water has revealed that its water management plan for the South East, including the reservoir, …

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Manston now consulting on NOISE

Ah, the joys of consulting. North-east Kent’s favourite airport is obliged to produce a Noise Action Plan for the Government, and we all get to say what we think. As it says on their website: It is a DEFRA requirement that all UK airports prepare a Noise Action Plan (NAP) based on 2011 noise maps. These regulations are a result …

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Maintaining a Village Green

In response to Cllr Vickery-Jones’ comments in the press recently, here’s what we sent to Mark Ellender (Head of CCC Legal & Democratic Services) on 10th January 2010. It explains how Village Green status would not prevent the Council from carrying out maintenance work on The Downs. At all.   Thank you for your email of 18th December 2009. I …

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