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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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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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Comment now on Stones Farm Planning Application

Outline planning application for the hugely controversial development of Stones Farm in Bapchild is out for public consultation now.

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The Local Plan (Bearing Fruits)

The Borough Council has written to us to outline the timetable for the progression of the Plan. On 5th December the findings of the consultation will be reported to the Local Development Framework (LDF) Panel.

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Brick Earth Extraction

KCC have provided an extension to the brick earth extraction behind Hempstead House Hotel until 2020 at which time the site must be restored to its former use.

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Site Meeting for Hempstead Farm Expansion

Following last weeks Planning Committee a site meeting has been arranged for Monday 10 December 2012 at approximately 10:00 am.

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Backing for expansion plait at farm

A FARMING business's expansion plans have been backed by a Swale council planner. GH Dean and Co has applied to build an extra fruit store and storage shed at its headquarters in Hempstead Lane, Tonge.

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