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Local Plan – SNAFU

Canterbury City Council gaffe delays decision on draft Local Plan A decision on whether a document earmarking almost 16,000 new homes in the Canterbury district can be put out to consultation has been delayed – because of an administrative error. The document proposes 15,600 new homes on sites in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable before 2031.   Normal   0 …

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Local Plan: John says…

Critics of the ideas outlined in the new Local Plan should put up or shut up, says council leader John Gilbey. Last week’s publication of draft proposals for the district up to 2031 attracted objections over plans for new homes and radical plans for new roads to ease traffic congestion. Cllr Gilbey said: “We are trying to improve the district, …

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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: 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: the role of Howe Barracks

Plans to build housing on Howe Barracks when it closes are “very limited” according to the city council leader. Cllr John Gilbey said the authority “would be lucky to get 600 houses” out of the site – despite initial hopes the land could solve some of the city’s road and housing problems. Mr Gilbey was speaking at the Abode hotel …

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Howes that! Army out. Is there a silver lining?

Connected? 11th Feb 2013: the (almost) all-powerful CCC Executive have one of their all-too-common secret meetings – this one about a “strategic” (and cheap) property deal which is in a “key site for improvements to the road network in that area”. 5th Mar 2013: the MoD announce the closure of Canterbury Howe Barracks. Cllr Gilbey says “I think this is …

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Are Idlers Being Rewarded?

An interesting programme on Radio 4 the other day weighed up the pros and cons of idleness. A colonel’s wife spoke of enjoying brandy and ginger ale at bath-times and occasionally chatting to her kids through an intercom when she was particularly bored. A former miner spoke movingly about beginning work as a school boy in 1925 and finding his …

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Gilbey crushes colleague, damages democracy

This is shocking, whichever way you look at it. Cllr Gilbey fires one of his own, supposedly for speaking out of turn (see news item below). As Cllr Hirst points out, he is a councillor for both Canterbury City and Kent County, and he decides which hat to wear on the basis of whether the issue is a District level …

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Pier Trust Rebuild Group put their case

Graham Cooper (formerly an HBPT Trustee, currently part of the Rebuild Group) posted this on the “official” Pier Trust Facebook site: Dear All, Many of you will have no doubt seen the reports in the papers this week. Sadly the rebuild group were not asked for any comment or given the opportunity to repond by the Times. Here is a …

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Council keen on permanent Westgate scheme

It was confirmed by Kent County Council today (16th January) that the St Dunstan’s and Westgate Towers environmental improvements and traffic management trial will continue for the full year and finish at the end of March. KCC also announced that the road layout will return to its previous configuration at the end of the trial. The city council will – …

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