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Compulsory purchase order option for airport

A REPORT has been ordered into the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Manston airport. Thanet council will examine the option “to determine whether CPO would be a viable consideration, given the extensive costs and liabilities this would involve,” said a spokesman. Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale wants the CPO. He said: “We have to dispel the …

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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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College’s plan for 300-home estate

RESIDENTS TOLD OF SCHEME TO DEVELOP 69 ACRES Britain’s most famous private school wants to build 300 homes, a restaurant, hotel, care home, gym and health centre on land near Greenhill. Eton College – which educated Princes William and Harry – has written letters to residents about plans to develop acres between Herne Bay and Whitstable by the Old Thanet …

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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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With the acute shortage of housing in the south east and the recent astronomical rise in house prices, it is inevitable that a drastic solution is required. Canterbury City Council’s recently-approved local plan certainly seems to address the housing problem and opting for larger developments does seem the best way to achieve the required result. Larger developments mean facilities can …

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Amid final protests, controversial plan for future is agreed

LOCAL PLAN After months of heated debate, the controversial draft Local Plan has finally been rubber-stamped by the city council to go to the government’s Planning Inspectorate for approval. But not before objectors, protesting against the scale of planned house-building and traffic congestion, fired a final broadside at the authority. The plan, which will be the blueprint and set policy …

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City council looks at a return to old committee system

Leader Gilbey warns: Be careful what you wish for A motion proposing investigating the scrapping of the council’s cabinet-style executive has been passed – paving the way for a return to a committee system. The development follows widespread concern about the way decisions are being taken by the Tory leadership, which many say is secretive and does not take into …

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If you live in the Canterbury City Council area…

There is a campaign afoot to improve the way our Council is run, by making it more democratic. The current “Leader & Executive” system concentrates power in just a few hands, resulting in decisions (opposing village green applications, the Westgate Towers traffic trial, the Local Plan and so on) that are against the public interest, and even against the wishes …

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Anger at plans to wipe out 400 parking spaces

Controversy over ‘green’ traffic measures approved by the council MORE than 400 parking spaces in Canterbury could be removed, due to green measures approved by Canterbury City Council. Almost 30 people filled the pews for members of the general public to have their say about the council’s proposals in a meeting last week. Many were there to object to the …

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Plans approved for 15,000-home urban spread before 2031

Plans for thousands of new homes in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay moved one step closer this week. Gerry Warren reports on the reaction to a document dividing the district A controversial planning blueprint for more than 15,000 new homes across the district has been rubber-stamped by the council. The authority’s executive met on Thursday and approved the draft Local …

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