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: http://www.shepway.gov.uk/content/view/201504/206/
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: http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/statements/mcloughlin-20121102a/ and http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20121102a/
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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]
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]