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2021[edit | edit source]

They want to build a theme park here? Swanscombe peninsula, Britain's newest protected place, Dec 29 [1]

Tragic waste of green fields as undeveloped brownfield hits new high, CPRE research reveals, Nov 26 [2]..Housing UK news, Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

A Road Too Far - The Battle For Broadwater Farm
Authors: Green Belt TV, Nov 3, 2021

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Malling community action

The absurdity of Lenham Heath 'garden town', CPRE Kent, Nov 3 [3]..Maidstone community action

Campaigns… and how (hopefully) to win them, CPRE Kent, Jun 21 [4]

Proposed anti-democratic planning reforms have met with universal condemnation, May 19 [5]

Pressure on the Green Belt has quadrupled since 2013, Feb 25 [6]..Housing UK news

2020[edit | edit source]

Councillors revolt over government plans to dismantle planning system, CPRE Kent, Dec 10 [7]..Housing UK news, Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

A message to the people of Gravesham…, CPRE Kent, Dec 10 [8]

Gravesham district launches website in response to Green Belt threat, CPRE Kent, Nov 30 [9]

Plans for £3.5bn theme park on Kent marsh dismay conservationists. [10] Oct 21

CPRE Kent supports county MPs in attack on 'inherently unreasonable' new housing targets. [11] Sep 13

CPRE Kent backs Sevenoaks District Council's decision to begin judicial review proceedings in its challenge to the Planning Inspectorate [12] May 11...Sevenoaks community action

Car 'splatometer' tests reveal huge decline in number of insects. [13] Feb 12

Gravesham residents form group to fight council's housing proposals, CPRE Kent. [14] Feb 10

Maidstone councillors of all political colours call on Government to ease housing targets. Jan 28 [15]

£1 million for Biodiversity and Climate Change in Maidstone. Jan 24 [16]

Sevenoaks sticks to its guns and refuses to withdraw draft Local Plan from examination, CPRE Kent. [17] Council leader Peter Fleming: "It is clear to me the way this has been handled calls into question the integrity of the whole Plan-making system in this country… "To call into question an evidence-led approach comes to the root of our concerns with the actions of the inspector. If we are not to follow the evidence to make our Plan then the government may just as well dictate how many homes an area should have and then pick sites, we need to put an end to the thinly veiled charade that Local Plans are in any way locally led." Jan 20...Sevenoaks community action

2019[edit | edit source]

Folkestone & Hythe District Council commit to a one-year glyphosate phase out period trialling alternatives. Nov [18]

Dover District Council's Cabinet has acknowledged the serious impact of climate change globally and agrees there is a need for urgent action – and has today agreed to recommend that Full Council declares a Climate Change Emergency. Nov 4 [19]

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Green Belt: the development pressure ramps up again. [20] Feb 4...South East England

Whitstable named first plastic free town in Kent by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Jan 11. [21]..Canterbury community action

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