Double standards by the Doubleday family as they seeks to cash in on environmental asset.
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21 Aug 2011The Chalk pit quarry off of Woodstock Road was once the environmental jewel in the crown of the consortium behind the plans to expand the Kent Science Park, who were to offer this already valuable environmental asset up as some kind of public country park.
Yes it was always questionable and a difficult pill to swallow that the quarry could somehow offer compensation for the extensive loss of surrounding countryside, but at least they were not going to destroy what is now in the minds of many a very precious and sensitive nature reserve.
However, now the light is diming on any prospect of the Kent Science Park expanding the owners of quarry namely the Doubleday family have decided to put forward this site for landfill. As any large landowner should only be too aware there is a difficult balance to be struck between running their day to day business and also being guardians of the countryside.
Given that the area concerned is relative small and has always been entirely unsuitable for farming and that the very same landowners as part of the Kent Science Park consortium once extolled the environmental virtues of this site, isn’t this just a tad hypocritical?