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24 Aug 2011

TWO new railway stations on the edge of Sittingbourne are part of ambitious multi-million pound plans to persuade people to ditch their cars and turn to trains.
17 Aug 2011

REPRESENTATIVES from ten parish councils who have joined forces to speak up against Swale Council’s plans for development in the borough are to meet again tonight (Wednesday). Iwade Parish Council instigated a meeting last month to discuss the results of the Pick Your Own consultation into proposed housing and employment growth over the next 20 years.
10 Aug 2011

TRAFFIC jams in and around Sittingbourne will be worse after the town is regenerated, according to a new transport study. With 13,500 new homes planned before 2031, congestion could be 25 per cent worse than it is now, councillors were told last week.
10 Aug 2011

ALL four development options for thousands of new homes and business space put forward by Swale Council proved unpopular with the public, so a mixture of them all will be pursued.
29 Jun 2011

THE needs of the whole borough, not just those of lobbyists, must be considered – that was how councillorsresponded to results of a two-month consultation on how Swale should develop in the next two decades.
09 Jun 2011

Pete Raine is currently the Director of Regeneration for Swale Borough Council, a position which encompasses planning and given his remuneration package the second most important position within the Council after the Chief Executive.
01 Apr 2011

The Kent branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England came up with five key elements after it was unable to support any of the four options being put forward by Swale Borough Council as part of its Pick Your Own consultation.
08 Mar 2011

The leader of Swale Borough Council, Andrew Bowles believes that the 5,000 houses identified in the Council’s Core Strategy to fund the A2/M2 link road necessary for the expansion of the Kent Science Park are necessary to fulfil social housing needs.
04 Mar 2011

A PROTEST march against what campaigners describe as "monstrous expansion plans for the town" attracted more than 100 people.
02 Mar 2011

SHOPPERS and retailers cheered and waved as protesters from the Five Parish Opposition Group (FPOG) marched along Sittingbourne High Street on Saturday.
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