Local community steps up campaign

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26 Oct 2006

Political support to stop housing welcomed by campaign chief

The campaign to stop Stones Farm in Bapchild being used for housing reaches a crescendo on 30 November when the Swale Local Plan Inquiry Inspector hears from Bapchild Parish Council.

In the last week the Parish Council met with SBC leader Andrew Bowles and their local councillor and cabinet member Don Jordan. Both councillors confirmed their support for the campaign to stop housing on Stones Farm and also committed SBC planning department to reinforce their opposition at the Inquiry.

This recently committed support from SBC councillors and SBC planning department now lines them up with the Bapchild Parish Council, Bapchild residents and local MP, Derek Wyatt, against the developers.

Andy Hudson, parish chairman and campaign chief said:

“We are delighted to now have the support of the council and councillors and I’m sure the elected members will instruct the officers to be robust at the inquiry. Their support together with Derek Wyatt’s means the community are confident that the Inspector will listen to our arguments and make the right decision for Bapchild, Stones Farm and Swale.”