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Emergency closure at Panteny Lane, Bapchild on 5 October 2009

We have literally only just been informed the afternoon before the work starts that Panteny Lane will be closed between the junction of Church Lane to the junction with The Street for around 3 days.

Council leader Andrew Bowles says members of the public not professionally qualified to speak at planning meetings

During the planning application for the Kent Science Park, Cllr Bowles instructed members of the planning committee to ignore any comments and evidence given by members of the public as they are not professionally qualified.

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Stink causes Bank Holiday misery for Bapchild

I have been approached by quite a few residents this weekend with regards to the unbearable smells which are thought to originate from the spreading of the muck heaps along church road towards Rodmersham, although this has not been officially confirmed yet.

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Bapchild Parish Councils objects to Kent Science Park application

Having now reviewed the new documents provided by the applicant in the very limited timeframe afforded by the Borough Council, Bapchild Parish Council’s position remains unchanged. The applicant has not demonstrated either the need to expand beyond the security fence or that such an expansion could satisfactorily be accommodated by the existing rural highways whatever traffic mitigation is being proposed.

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Skewed consultation questions limit usefulness of responses

This weekend I took part in the consultation exercise on the future plans for Swale which is being conducted in order to formulate the basis of Borough Councils plans for the next 20 years.

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Further delays in Northern Relief Road consulation

The final section of the Northern Relief Road will now not go to public consultation until next year and most likely not until after the general election.

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Hempstead House refused consent for sign

Hempstead House has been refused retrospective permission for the non-illiuminated banner sign which it had displayed in a private property on the corner of Pantney Lane and the A2. The sign by virtue of its promient location,size, materials used, design and amount of text would have a detrimental impact of the visual amenities of the surrounding area and the character of the surrounding countryside and would be distracting to passing motorists to the detriment of highway safety.

Village Hall extension approved

The plans for the Village Hall extension have been approved.

Bapchild PC objects to Science Park Expansion

An application for a 4 Ha expansion beyond the security fence has been submitted by the owners of the Kent Science Park. Given the precedent this application would create for the larger expansion proposals, including the massive housings numbers proposed for Bapchild, the Parish Council has decided to object.

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School extension application to go before committee

The application for four additional classrooms, additional parking and remodelling of the existing school buildings is to go before KCC's planning application committee next week.

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