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Solar farm at Owl’s Hatch Road near Herne given go-ahead

One of Britain’s biggest solar farms – capable of powering the whole of Herne Bay – has controversially won planning permission. The scheme, on land near Herne, will cover 212 acres – an area the equivalent of almost 150 football pitches. Developers claim their complex of photovoltaic panels will generate enough electricity to supply 14,000 homes. Rows of panels standing 2.4 metres …

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Masterplan revealed for Lower Herne Village

A master plan that could see farmland transformed into a village of up to 800 homes has been revealed. Developers Hollamby Estates, who own Strode Farm, hope to submit a planning application next month for the scheme, dubbed Lower Herne Village. Officials say they plan to build a community, not just a housing estate, with local shops, a pub and …

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Masterplan for up to 800 new homes to be revealed

Villagers are invited to two public meetings to discuss the latest plans for developing Strode Farm in Herne. Hollamby Estates is planning two sessions next week to provide more details about their proposals for homes and commercial units on the site in Herne, dubbed “Lower Herne Village”. A previous public consultation was attended by 450 people and more than 170 questionnaires were …

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Homes plan protesters aim to raise fighting fund

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council is calling on villagers to support its fighting fund to oppose up to 800 new homes at Strode Farm. They need up to £6000 to pay for expert advice to fight the plans at a public inquiry in September. Developer Hollamby Estates wants to build the new homes on land off Canterbury Road, which has …

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Herne & Broomfield need your help to fight the Local Plan

Herne & Broomfield Parish Council is launching a fighting fund in a bid to stop farmland in Herne being developed as a housing estate. The plan by Hollamby Estates is to build 800 houses. The Parish Council could have to pay thousands of pounds as part of their battle to block the plans to develop Strode Farm as part of …

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Consultation reveals fears over Strode Farm

EIGHTY per cent of people who attended last week’s public consultation on development plans for Strode Farm were concerned the proposed village relief road would not be fit for purpose. Almost 500 people attended the exhibitions organised by developers Hollamby Estates and 200 forms were returned, with the results echoing parish councillors’ concerns about the road. A planning application for …

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Stop being selfish says farmer to housing opponents

A retired farmer says people opposing plans to build up to 800 homes in Herne should “stop being selfish”. Vincent Brealy, 85, used to farm the land earmarked for new houses and a relief road at Strode Farm. He says those against the plans should put nostalgia to one side and instead focus their attention on making sure new developments …

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IN BRIEF

Dad denies knife charge A man has appeared in court accused of drunkenly walking around Herne Bay at night with his toddler son in tow and armed with a kitchen knife. Keith Baldock, 34, is charged with possessing the three-inch blade in Owls Hatch Road at 11.25pm on February 25. Prosecutor Neil Sweeney told Canterbury Magistrates’ Court that Baldock is …

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IN BRIEF

Afternoon teas held at hospital HERNE BAY: Two members of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital League of Friends took part in two afternoon teas held at the hospital. The first was held by the NHS Trust Voluntary Services and was a thank you to the 450 volunteers across the area for helping in various services and providing more than 36,000 …

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Parish councillor quits over planning ‘conflict’

Election looms after Strode Farm boss Brealy steps down A PARISH councillor has resigned from his post after months of debate about his involvement in plans to build hundreds of homes on farmland. Andrew Brealy stood down at Herne and Broomfield Parish Council’s last meeting, and an election will take place if more than one candidate comes forward to replace …

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