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Local Plan: letter

Plan fails with no funding for roads The local development plan is flawed. I have sent all members of Canterbury City Council (CCC), and their highly-paid consultants Amec, who produced coloured charts on the selected areas, “evidence-based” reasons of why they are fundamentally flawed. In addition CCC has also ignored government guidelines on consultation. These government guidelines declare that the …

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Local Plan: housing target criticised by residents in Council meeting

Critics of the city council’s vision for the Canterbury district queued up to attack the  authority. Each was given a three-minute platform in the chamber to voice their opinions on the draft Local Plan – with the issue of 15,600 new homes dominating the  agenda. Most came from south Canterbury, where up to 4,000 homes are planned for farmland and …

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Local Plan: Council must listen to the people

The city council is preparing to kickstart the public consultation on its blueprint for the future of Canterbury – at a time when concerns about the building of thousands of new homes remains high. Members of the ruling executive meet tonight (Thursday 30th May), when they will be asked to formally begin canvassing people’s thoughts on its plan for the …

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Local Plan: concerns need to be addressed

THE Rev Paul Wilson, of Whitstable Baptist Church, appealed to the council to “pause to get things right.” He said: “Above all, the Local Plan needs to be community-led, community-devised and community-tested. We need a plan we can be sure is the community’s preferred option – not telling people, but involving people. Community concerns need to be recognised and addressed, …

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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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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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Dolcie’s shut by environmental health officer

Council officers swoop on store A shopkeeper was forced to use public toilets for more than three months because of the condition of the rear of the shop she rented. Dolcie Harvey, who runs Dolcie’s in William Street, had to shut up shop and bring in her rails of stock every time she wanted to spend a penny. It meant …

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Canterbury district’s local plan discussed in public for the first time

 … and guess what – Herne Bay gets screwed. To pay for treats for Canterbury.  Canterbury City Council’s draft local plan was discussed in public for the first time last night, amid accusations one of the key sites was “undeliverable” and uncosted. At a meeting of the council’s overview committee, Lib Dem Nick Eden-Green said the proposal for 4,000 homes …

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Be careful how you go

Support for people at the end of their life in Canterbury and coastal area Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect as they approach the end of their life, and to be cared for in a manner and place of their choosing. Most people want to have a say over the healthcare they receive in their last weeks …

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Our first Beer Festival

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Drinkers can raise their very own Herne Bay glass at the town’s first beer festival. The event will take place at the Kings Hall next month, with 20 real ales and five ciders available to try. There will also be ten live bands playing, from the books of Herne Bay Music, …

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