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Details surface on Councils option for new garden city development

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.

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Déjà vu as 13-year-old plans for thousands of houses resurface.

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.

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Swale Council respond to housing consultation

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.

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More unwelcome housing development for Bapchild

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.

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Vintage & Makers Market shows off local talent

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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Report on Northern Relief Road Scheme

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

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Swale councillors call for Northern Relief Road to be finished

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.

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Council bury their heads in the sand on Northern Relief Road report findings

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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Completing the Northern Relief Road is no longer necessary

In a surprise move Kent Highways have just informed us that completing the Northern Relief Road to connect with the A2 in Bapchild is no longer essential to deliver the growth planned in the Local Plan up to 2031.

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An amazing response from residents regarding Stones Farm

We’ve had an amazing response from residents regarding Stones Farm and my phone has been very busy indeed, so sorry if the line has been engaged. Naturally we have been asked a lot of questions about this; here we hope to answer some common ones.

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