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The Local Plan, Canterbury

Nick Eden Green profile

Cllr Eden-Green has long campaigned for a sustainable Local Plan

The local plan for housing and development has been in draft since 2014 and is being prepared to support Canterbury's future housing needs. Local Lib Dem councillors and members have raised multiple concerns as to it's content. It's worth noting only your Lib dem councillors bother to attend the Planning Inspector hearings.

Our position is consistent and clear; we support the building of houses in Canterbury to satisfy much needed and urgent demand. Indeed, our councillors have voted through numerous applications to date. We strongly feel that not enough consideration has been given to the exisiting transport infrastructure and how this will be impacted - especially in sites such as Mountfield Park. We will continue to hold those responsible to account until they can provide the necessary answers.

In brief our response covers:

  • The addition of small sites previously excluded in villages such as Chartham and Blean, which would serve to strengthen these communities
  • The inclusion of the major brownfield site in South Hersden
  • Removal of the Ridlands Farm and Thanington sites in deference to the garden city development at Ebbsfleet, and due to the inability to address transport issues in the area.

Check back for latest updates and developments:

Council homepage for local plan

Lib Dem councillors latest response

Cllr Eden-Green's update June 2016

Pentland's plan for Hollow Lane - Innovation, but at what cost?

4,000 Homes approved despite strong local objections

A Christmas Quiz from Nick Eden-Green