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No plans to tackle worst congestion

NO CHANGES are going to be made to the Stockbury roundabout in the near future, the Highways Agency has warned. Traffic congestion at the A249 and M2 junction is among the worst in Kent and Gordon Henderson MP said it should be tackled as a priority.

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Swale housing targets to be re-evaluated

Swale council has been forced to re-evaluate its Core Strategy targets after doubts were raised over whether enough homes had been proposed to house the workforce required to fill the new jobs.

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Short cut could be closed to tackle traffic problems

SHORT-TERM solutions to tackle traffic congestion at the Stockbury roundabout could include blocking off a well-used cut through.

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Have your say with one quick email

If you have not already responded to the Swale Borough Council 'Bearing Fruits' Consultation, then please take justa few minutes to send an email outlining your thoughts on the following points before 5pm Friday 18th May 2012

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Fury erupts over council 'deceit' in housing plan numbers row

Swale council has refused to apologise over claims it was “deceitful and misleading” in a consultation leaflet about its new Bearing Fruits strategy.

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Planning to deceive

Bapchild Parish Council have lodged a formal compliant with Abdool Kara Chief Executive of Swale Borough Council following the borough wide distribution of leaflets advertising the current Core Strategy which contain blatantly untruthful information.

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The case for the Kent Science Park has certainly not been proven.

First we had planning applications for new buildings, then before these were let and some still haven’t even been built, there was a urgent requirement for expansion beyond the security fence to retain Ecologia and service interest from potential new tenants.

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LDF Meeting

I attended last night’s Local Development Framework meeting where the LDF Panel were due to agree the final details of what it is we are to be consulted on.

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Residents baffled by expansion plan

A NEW group has been set up to help residents understand future development plans for the borough.

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Campaigners urge fight over 15,000 new homes

A GROUP opposing Swale Council's plans for thousands of new homes in the borough is urging people to join its campaign. Swale Residents Against Housing Madness was formed to fight proposals that could lead to more than 15,000 homes built over the next 20 years.

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