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  • Article: Sep 27, 2020

    In a policy motion adopted today at the Liberal Democrats' Autumn Conference, the Party has warned that the Government's planning proposals will "disempower" councils and allow developers to "run roughshod" over local communities' wishes.

    The motion lays bare the risks of the Government's proposals, which the Party argue amount to a Government "power grab" that will reduce investment in affordable housing, damage public scrutiny of planning decisions, and potentially undermine climate commitments.

  • Welcome to Kent - Lorry Park
    Article: Sep 27, 2020

    "The Government's proposal to require hauliers heading for Dover or the Channel Tunnel to obtain a Kent Access Permit has caused much amusement", says Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at County Hall. "But it's not a joke. It is another ill-conceived bureaucratic burden which will affect hauliers and businesses throughout the County."

  • Napier Barracks, Folkestone
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Folkestone and Hythe District Council have hosted a question time session on Friday 25th September with many of the people involved in the Napier Barracks migrant processing camp, including the Home Office. Speakers included:

    Although it certainly did not answer all the questions that I and other residents have asked regarding the centre, it did answer some of them. A Q&A paper following on from the session will be posted soon on the District Council website.

  • Standing water on development site
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    A proposal to build 8 houses on a plot of land on Romney Avenue in Sandgate was given planning permission last night at Folkestone and Hythe's Development Control Committee.

    The proposal was opposed by ward Councillor Tim Prater after discussions with a number of local residents, who said that while he accepted it was better than a previously rejected application for the site, there were still too many questions that remained unanswered.

  • Shepway Civic Centre
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    Yesterday Folkestone and Hythe dirtect Council (F&HDC) published an article on Facebook suggesting a move from the Civic Centre in Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone.

    "We are to investigate a possible move from the Civic Centre as a way of reducing our impact on the environment."

    So, what's the story? Has a decision been made? How much will this all cost?

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