Yet another move for housing in Bapchild

The relentless torrent of housing proposals for land surrounding the village of Bapchild should be rights have ceased all together for the time being.

However, with Swale Borough Council on the cusp of officially adopting the Local Plan one developer appears not to have heard the news and is pursuing a brand new proposal on land that has literally just been rejected by a government inspector during the course of a public inquiry.

Quite why APM Services Ltd have chosen to bring forward this proposal at this time is something of a mystery as the chances of gaining planning permission on this particular site right now are pretty much non-existent.

To correct the confusion of the materials supplied, this proposal is not on Fox Hill and sits between and behind Bapchild Court and Morris Court Farm.

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Master Plan


Response from Swale Borough Council

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Before the ink was even dry on the adopted Local Plan which had only been agreed days earlier in July the Council had already decided to pursue a line of enquiry, which includes the expansion of the Kent Science Park, Southern Relief Road and new motorway junction 5a that could have fundamentally implications for what has been agreed.
The Kent Science Park in partnership with developer Quinn Estates has put forward proposals for 11,250 houses, 120,000 sq m of commercial space, a new motorway junction and Sittingbourne Southern Relief Road connecting the M2 to the A2 in Bapchild.
Many thanks for sending through the consultation leaflet regarding a proposed significant housing development at School Lane, Bapchild. As you are aware this leaflet was not sent by or on behalf of the Borough Council, but is purely a private initiative.
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.
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