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The Doubleday’s trying their luck with Stones Farm

The Doubleday’s planning consultants Paul Sharpe Associates LLP have requested that the Parish Council take part in a consultation exercise on Stones Farm.

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Stones Farm - The Inspectors Verdict

Following the devastating news that Stones Farm had been included in the plan were looking to the inspectors full report for clarity and certainty on a number of matters pertaining to the development of the site, but the report fails to provide this on a number of key points.

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Inspector approves Stones Farm

Over the last few of days there have been various rumours with regards to the contents of the draft report on the Swale Local Plan. One of them concerns Stones Farm where the inspector appears to haven given the go-ahead to the inclusion of the site.

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KCC u-turn on Stones Farm

In what appears to be a desperate last ditch attempt to push Stones Farm through KCC have gone against the advice of the inspector and teamed up the developer to put forward new evidence to advocate the development of Stones Farm without the Northern Relief Road being in place.

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Our village will be ruined by housing

CAMPAIGNERS against plans to build 600 houses at Bapchild made their views known this week. Armed with banners and T-shirts saying 'No More Housing' the group made sure anyone entering the building knew the houses weren't wanted.

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Farm homes campaign wins support

VILLAGERS opposing plans for a massive housing development on farmland near Sittingbourne have gained high profile support.

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Local community steps up campaign

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.

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Swale in a muddle over Greenfield development

Steve Bessant, head of development services at Swale Borough Council recently stated that the council is "very much signed up to the brownfield site agenda and we would not have suggested Stones Farm as a development site unless all brownfield sites had been exhausted."

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Save our village

As protests grow at the Government's plans to build thousands of homes in the South-East, Sarah Lonsdale visits Bapchild, in Kent, where residents fear for the future of the English country life.

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We’ve already been disenfranchised

It is interesting to read the comment in toady’s Daily Telegraph article, from Steve Bessant Head of Development Services at Swale Borough Council which suggests that Swale is not seeking to disenfranchise the local community.

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