Shepway Core Strategy Consultation

Following comments by the Inspector at the May 2012 Public Inquiry, Shepway DC is consulting, between 29 October 2012 and 10 December 2012, on major amendments to its submitted Core Strategy.  This round of consultation is restricted to the proposed amendments only.  For more information go to:

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Independent Commission on Airport Capacity

On 2 November the Government announced the detailed remit and members of the independent commission under the chairmanship of Sir Howard Davies.  An interim report will be submitted to Government by the end of 2013 and the final report by no later than the end of 2015. For further details go to:  and For comment go to: [Read more and leave comment]
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New website

This website is still under development. We would appreciate any comments and suggestions for improvements. Please email

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Government’s Growth and Infrastructure Bill

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on the 18th of October 2012. The second reading will take place on November 5th. Clauses in the Government's bill would, if passed, allow applicants to opt for major applications to be decided by the Planning Inspectorate where councils have a poor record in decision making; would change the law to allow easier installation of electronic equipment in national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and, would overhaul [Read more and leave comment]
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Report on the 2013 KFAS AGM in the Whitstable Society Newsletter

  Kent Federation of Amenity Societies AGM  On Saturday 18th May, Graham, Kath and Maureen attended  the 3rd Woolford Lecture as part of the Kent Federation of Amenity Societies AGM, hosted this year by the City of Rochester Society. The Woolford lecture was followed by a guided tour of the City.  Illustrated is Restoration House which is a fine example of an Elizabethan mansion. It is so named after the visit of King Charles II on the eve of his restoration.  The Woolford Lecture [Read more and leave comment]
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