Where do the Parliamentary candidates stand on the draft Local Plan? – Greens

The Green Party parliamentary candidate, Henry Stanton, has pledged that if elected as MP for Canterbury on 4 July, he will do all in his power to OPPOSE the large scale housing developments currently being proposed for Blean, Tyler Hill and Rough Common.  “Like most of the Local […]

Where do the Parliamentary candidates stand on the draft Local Plan? – Conservative

Louise Harvey-Quirke’s blog about housing 6/6/24: Many residents tell me they are fed up with being called NIMBYs when they make well-reasoned arguments about development proposals in their area. Like much in life, people are increasingly being pigeonholed into two categories: those who want no development at all […]

Where do the Parliamentary candidates stand on the draft Local Plan? – Labour

Rosie Duffield’s comments on the draft Local Plan, as published on https://www.canterburylabour.org.uk/: “Canterbury City Council have recently closed the consultation on their local plan which seeks to identify where the extra homes will be built for future generations. The plan is a huge improvement on the previous one […]

What happens next?

It has been an intense 12 weeks of campaigning and writing our submission – but our work is by no means done. While the public consultation period has closed, we still need to keep up the pressure on the University and the Council, and make it clear that […]

Well done and thank you!

A huge well done to everyone who responded to the public consultation. Many people found it quite challenging to find the right words and navigate the online form, so well done and thank you. Thanks also to the hundreds of people who have donated to the campaign over […]

Route of Protest March – Saturday 25th May

If you can’t make it for the whole march, do join us along the way. Here’s the route and itinerary: 2pm – Bandstand in Dane John Gardens – Speeches  2.30 – Exit onto Watling Street, then along Rose Lane and up the High Street 2.50 – Past the […]

Join the March to the University

A family-friendly protest march to the University of Kent Date: Saturday 25th May Start: 2pm in Dane John Gardens End: 4pm at the Registry, Darwin Road, UoK We will deliver a letter to the University’s management, urging them not to continue plans for a massive housing development in The […]

Extra Consultation Meeting organised by the Council

An extra public consultation event on the draft Local Plan has been added, after so many people were unable to get into the last one. The council says this meeting is “designed for those who have not managed to attend one of the three previous meetings”. We would […]

We need you at the consultation evening on Monday 29th

Come to the Final Consultation Evening – Monday 29 April, 6-8pm The Guildhall Canterbury, CT1 2DB The Council has organised a series of meetings to explain the Local Plan and hear from residents. So far the meetings at Herne Bay and Whitstable have been well-attended, but we need […]

Community Drop-In Workshops

The local parish councils and Save The Blean volunteers are jointly organising some community workshops to help people give their responses to the draft Local Plan. We need as many people as possible to take part in the public consultation. Come along to get more information about the Local […]