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28 Oct 2007

It would appear that a number of news articles have recently appeared attacking the plans of local farmer Kevin Attwood, who farms at Doddington near Sittingbourne, to build thousands of homes in Kent.
14 Apr 2007

Well it didn’t take long for Swale Borough Council to backtrack on their refusal to allow the Meads estate.
27 Mar 2007

In what appears to be a planning loophole the land owner of Stones Farm is conducting a game of planning application tennis, whereby they submit an inadequate retrospective planning application and the planning department then reject it; they submit another inadequate planning application and so on
07 Jan 2007

In what appears to be a desperate last ditch attempt to push Stones Farm through KCC have gone against the advice of the inspector and teamed up the developer to put forward new evidence to advocate the development of Stones Farm without the Northern Relief Road being in place.
13 Dec 2006

IT WAS with great interest that I read Swale Council's Tory leader Andrew Bowles and his colleague Cllr Don Jordan's grand announcement (Letters, November 29) that they are now supporting the opposition of the Stones Farm housing development in Bapchild.
08 Dec 2006

CAMPAIGNERS against plans to build 600 houses at Bapchild made their views known this week. Armed with banners and T-shirts saying 'No More Housing' the group made sure anyone entering the building knew the houses weren't wanted.
29 Nov 2006

VILLAGERS opposing plans for a massive housing development on farmland near Sittingbourne have gained high profile support.
26 Oct 2006

The campaign to stop Stones Farm in Bapchild being used for housing reaches a crescendo on 30 November when the Swale Local Plan Inquiry Inspector hears from Bapchild Parish Council.
09 Oct 2006

Steve Bessant, head of development services at Swale Borough Council recently stated that the council is "very much signed up to the brownfield site agenda and we would not have suggested Stones Farm as a development site unless all brownfield sites had been exhausted."
08 Oct 2006

As protests grow at the Government's plans to build thousands of homes in the South-East, Sarah Lonsdale visits Bapchild, in Kent, where residents fear for the future of the English country life.
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