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Indefensible scandalous waste of tax payers money as cabinet blows £7,568 on a meeting

On the 28th July this year it has been revealed that a cabinet away day at Hempstead House Hotel cost the tax payer a whopping £7,568. The seven members of the cabinet, who are all councillors elected by you and I and not employees of the Council were accompanied by a number of guests who are as yet undisclosed.

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Campaigners urge fight over 15,000 new homes

A GROUP opposing Swale Council's plans for thousands of new homes in the borough is urging people to join its campaign. Swale Residents Against Housing Madness was formed to fight proposals that could lead to more than 15,000 homes built over the next 20 years.

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New station faces an uphill struggle

BUILDING two new railway stations in Sittingbourne might prove to be an uphill struggle, after it was revealed the proposed site for one of them is on a slope.

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Two new train stations for Sittingbourne?

A vision of creating a metro system for Sittingbourne to encourage more people to travel by rail is being considered by Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport.

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Town may be on track for two new stations

TWO new railway stations on the edge of Sittingbourne are part of ambitious multi-million pound plans to persuade people to ditch their cars and turn to trains.

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Double standards by the Doubleday family as they seeks to cash in on environmental asset.

The 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.

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Swale Chief Exec Abdool Kara takes a tour of Bapchild

Cllr Monique Bonney arranged for Abdool Kara who is the Chief Executive of Swale Borough Council to take a brief tour of three villages, Rodmersham, Bapchild and Bredgar within the West Downs ward today.

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Parish councils unite against Swale plans

REPRESENTATIVES from ten parish councils who have joined forces to speak up against Swale Council’s plans for development in the borough are to meet again tonight (Wednesday). Iwade Parish Council instigated a meeting last month to discuss the results of the Pick Your Own consultation into proposed housing and employment growth over the next 20 years.

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Road study predicts gridlock in 20 years

TRAFFIC jams in and around Sittingbourne will be worse after the town is regenerated, according to a new transport study. With 13,500 new homes planned before 2031, congestion could be 25 per cent worse than it is now, councillors were told last week.

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‘Hybrid’ homes plan in motion

ALL four development options for thousands of new homes and business space put forward by Swale Council proved unpopular with the public, so a mixture of them all will be pursued.

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