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Swale Borough Council plan to steal our legacy

In an audacious bid to deprive future generations of a legacy of Public Open Space, Swale Borough Council plan to take our land to build a road. Swale Borough Council also claims that their plans having the backing of a Government Inspector.

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Residents meeting to discuss Stones Farm

A residents meeting to discuss Stones Farm will be held on Sunday 26th September in the Village Hall. Further details including a time will be announced very shortly

Stones Farm Consultation Extended

Swale Borough Council have kindly agreed to extend the deadline for the consultation on Stones Farm to 5pm on Friday 15th October. Click title to see full details

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Vote for Change

Swale Borough Council are conducting a consultation which ends on 23rd September and provides a real chance to shake things up at the Council and introduce some real democracy. This is not about electing a Mayor as such, but a chance to either elect your choice of leader of the council, or let the councillors appoint their own favourite.

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Your last chance to have to say on Stones Farm

The final consultation on the Stones Farm Development Brief which will ultimately set the framework by which future planning applications will be governed is now upon us.

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Road plan is the 'most damaging'

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have launched a strongly worded bid to stop a controversial road being built through green-belt land near Sittingbourne. The Campaign to Protect Rural England's Kent branch said plans for the final phase of the Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road use "the most damaging and insensitive route that could have been selected" and called for them, to be scrapped.

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One day brick earth extraction on 6th May

The Parish Council has been informed by Ibstock Bricks that they wish to extract clay from the field behind Hempstead House Hotel on 6th May for a one day trial.

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Disdainful commentary from Mr Sharpe not helpful

Disdainful commentary from Mr Sharpe the Doubleday’s planning consultant regarding the Parish Council is not helpful is resolving the significant differences of opinion that still exist in relation to the preparation of the Development Brief for Stones Farm.

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Timescales for progressing Stones Farm

Freedom of Information request reveals secret timescales for progressing Stones Farm. Quite why senior officers from Swale Borough Council felt the need to keep this information from the Parish Council is still something of a mystery.

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How quick they forget

Isn’t it wonderful how members of our caring local government have valiantly come running to the rescue of the poor unfortunate rail commuters who now have to endure the misery of reduced services to the primary train terminus, all for the sake of an ill conceived high speed service?

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