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Parish Council Response on Stones Farm SPD

It is significant that recent changes in Government policy since the previous consultation cannot have been fully considered during the preparation of the Development Brief that we are now being consulted on.

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Cllr Monique Bonney raises important questions at Full Council meeting

Does the council have an alternative meaning for perpetuity; how does the Council explain the conflict been the proposed s106 with their own Local Plan (Policy C5), and is it lawful?

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Calls to resolve road clash row

CONFLICT between plans which could result in a new road ploughing through protected countryside is to be resolved by Kent County Council.

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Cllr Wright appears to have entirely misunderstood the Councils proposals on Stones Farm

To say that I was astonished by the remarks made by Cllr Wright with regard to Stones Farm would be vastly understating my reaction.

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Residents call for housing rethink

PRESSURE is mounting on Swale Council to reconsider proposals for hundreds of new homes on farmland on the edge of Sittingbourne.

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The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) supports our concerns over Stones Farm

Brian Lloyd, senior planner for the Kent branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says Stones Farm, in particular, would seem to be a prime candidate for review following the scrapping of regional housing targets.

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The Sittingbourne Society says current proposals breach Local Plan policy

Michael Baldwin representing the Sittingbourne Society that the developers are totally disregarding the eventual existence of the Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road.

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Help Kent Wildlife Trust to help us

Bapchild Parish Council is working with the Kent Wildlife Trust to establish a record of wildlife using Stones Farm.

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The abolition of the South East Plan has the potential to re-shape the future of Swale including Stones Farm

Whilst the Borough Council gives regard to this in the revised Development Brief put before us for consultation it also implies that because the 5 year housing land supply is still required that Stones Farm will also be required.

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Good turnout for residents meeting.

Thank you for those that attended the meeting on Sunday, I hope that you found it useful and can now go away and consider your support / objection to the development brief that we’ve been asked to consult on.

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