Bapchild Update May 2015

New housing proposed on School Lane

Another developer keen to exploit a potential planning loophole created by the Governments desire to build more housing, and subsequent relaxation of the rules governing the planning system could see additional development such as this proposed in areas which are already set to incur substantial levels of new housing development.

Not apparently satisfied at more than doubling the size of the village of Bapchild, developers such as Kitewood Estates Limited are preying on the vulnerabilities introduced into the planning system by the current Government for pure commercial gain. 

There can be no planning justification for this.

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Washbourne Field Planning acting on behalf of Kitewood Estates Limited, a privately held residential development company, whom has an interest in approximately 4 acres of land off School Lane, in Bapchild has made an approach to Bapchild Parish Council to discuss a small development of 14 dwellings.
Today Zoe and I visited our first craft fair this year, the ever popular Vintage & Makers Market, which has become a regular fixture in Bapchild running periodically throughout the year.
The following is taken from the update on the Northern Relief Road Scheme by KCC Head of Transportation and Development on behalf of the Swale Joint Transportation Board
A motion has been passed by members of the Swale Joint Transportation Board (SJTB) urging the authority to work with the group to create an “up and ready plan” to extend the route to the A2.
The Council have spent literally hundreds of thousands of pounds on traffic modelling work in order to substantiate their grand plans for Sittingbourne’s future. So what happens when the modelling work proves that it isn’t going to work, they plough on regardless.

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