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Keep Strode Farm for food production

What is the future of Strode Farm? At the moment the majority, if not wholly, of the estate has been designated as building land despite strong protests from the residents and the local parish council. Although, the developer has publicly stated his decision to build an estate nothing specific has been shown and no planning application has been submitted. While …

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Caravan site would be good for area

I was interested to read the article in respect of the objections for the proposed caravan site at Heymar, Whitstable Road, (Fight To Stop Caravan Site, Herne Bay Gazette, January 1). I find it quite incredible that there are residents who seem intent on ‘downing’ a new local business that will bring visitors to our town. We have a good …

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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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Fighting fund is launched to stop farmland houses

Parish fears traffic will swamp village A VILLAGE is to launch a fighting fund in a bid to stop farmland being turned into a housing estate. Herne and Broomfield Parish Council could end up paying out thousands of pounds as part of its battle to block plans to develop Strode Farm as part of the city councils blueprint for the …

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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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Main road plan is completely barmy

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council has already objected to the proposed sale of Strode Farm, being designated as development land, I presume they will object to a planning application which is soon to be made to develop the land now (1,000 Homes, Herne Bay Gazette, April 3). Representatives of the owners have already had several public meetings although I fear …

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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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