Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Rio Update

    3rd May 2012

    KECN has been working alongside Thamesbank with 56 NGOs to try and influence the Government’s aims for Rio. We have had meetings with Defra and other government officials with little apparent success. Few parliamentarians attended the Rio debate at the end of February and as most of you will know, Cameron will not be attending Rio in June. This is unfortunate because it shows how unimportant sustainable development and associated green issues mean to the Coalition. Clegg will be going however, some …

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  • Canterbury’s Local Plan likely to be environmental disaster

    3rd May 2012

    KECN understands that the ‘preferred options’ for development sites in the Canterbury District will be published in June. Interested readers may remember that the last preferred options published under the old planning system and quietly shelved in around 2010, were highly unpopular. There were to be thousands of new houses, all to go on green field sites with slip roads and business parks. What will change? Nothing, we suspect. Our glorious leaders have been releasing information in advance about how necessary it is …

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  • Kingsmead Campaign Hots Up

    3rd May 2012

    The campaign to keep Kingsmead as a designated open space gathers momentum.Kingsmead is a four-and-a-half acre green site located in Canterbury in the Northgate ward.It was designated by Canterbury City Council(CCC) as open space and the local community when consulted upon it in 2004 made it very clear how they valued it. Sadly, but not suprising considering the previous disregard CCC has shown for community concerns, the council is in the process of selling it for a significant sum (c.over £4 million)to developpers. …

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