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Demonstrators plan second development protest

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to protect huge swathes of countryside around Sittingbourne from development are-once again calling on people to join a protest march.

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Protest march aginst Kent Science Park on Saturday February 26th

The Five Parishes Opposition Group is once again taking to the streets in protest over the monstrous expansion plans, thousands of unnecessary houses and superfluous link road.

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KSP expansion without housing is not an option

Mr Speck might wish to distance himself from the housing, but Government policy demands that the new motorway junction has to connect to a major road such as the A2, therefore the KSP expansion plans and the housing are inextricably linked whether he likes it or not.

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Swale to account for 40-65% of all new jobs in Kent

Ever since I first laid eyes on the options for the Core Strategy, I’ve been deeply suspicious about the headline figures for both housing and employment.

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Swale’s spin on Green Field development

Yet again rather than presenting a balanced and unbiased set of facts and figures from which the public may formalise an opinion, Swale Borough Council are deliberately seeking to misrepresent the facts.

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Swale’s ‘Pick Your Own’ Consultation

Have your say on Council’s plans for the next 20 years. Also referred to as the ‘Council’s Issues and Strategic Spatial Options’ consultation you are invited to comment on all aspects of Swale’s future from housing and employment through to transport.

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Study shows that the Kent Science Park has had no impact on Swales’ Knowledge Based Economy

The myth that the Kent Science Park would elevate the borough’s status in Kent to become the central focus of the knowledge based economy has finally been laid to rest in a study from Swale Borough Council.

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Policy Based Evidence Creation – Making the Evidence fit the Policy

Rather than adopting the traditional approach of relying on evidence to support and formulate planning policy it would appear as though Swale Borough Council are adopting policy based on evidence creation in its forthcoming Core Strategy Consultation.

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Proof that mass house building programmes increase prices

Swale Borough Council’s evidence base for the Core Strategy proves that large scale housing development in Sittingbourne and Sheppey has resulted in a housing price increases, whereas in Faversham where development has been severely limited by comparison house prices have fallen.

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Tory U-Turn as Council plans for thousands of extra houses.

In defiance of their own Government which has freed the Council of the targets imposed by the previous Labour administration, the Tory run Council is now proposing not only to maintain those targets but increase them.

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