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Tories plan 4,000 more houses for Canterbury

April 2, 2013 10:53 AM

Publication of the new Local Plan has been delayed again. It will say how our District should be developed over the next few years.

Now the Tory City Council Leader, John Gilbey, has decided that this Plan will be released just days after the election on May 2nd! Why? Will it be so full of unpopular proposals that he fears the consequences in the ballot box? He has let slip that he wants to build 15,000 new houses in the District. He says he wants a large development in South Canterbury, extending the urban area and filling the green gap between Canterbury and Bridge.

"We think this will mean 4000 new houses in South Canterbury" says Lib Dem Canterbury South East candidate, Mike Sole. "We don't object to new housing -
there is certainly a need, but putting this many in South Canterbury is just crazy"

"Hiding the proposals until after the election is just another high handed decision to keep you from having your say - just like the football hub at Ridlands, the Westgate Towers traffic disaster or the sale of Kingsmead" added Mike.