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  • Hosepipe ban announced for Kent and Sussex, BBC News (Aug 03, 2022)
  • Wild bison return to UK for first time in thousands of years, The Guardian (Jul 18, 2022)
  • Appeal for water customers to be mindful when turning on the tap, (Jul 11, 2022) — South East Water is asking people to be mindful of the amount of water they are using as hot temperatures push up demand beyond levels expected for the time of year. Water latest,
  • London Resort plans officially withdrawn, with the intention of resubmitting them later in the year, Wikipedia (Mar 29, 2022)
  • New Public Living Room In Deal, Camerados (Feb 04, 2022)

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

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

2018[edit | edit source]

Free Library chance as Penenden Heath expands, Mar 1 [22] ...Maidstone community action

We could build more than a million homes on brownfield land… so why aren't we? Feb 28 [23]

Mum's war on plastic waste, Jan 25 [24] ...Swale community action

2017[edit | edit source]

Farthingloe Valley saved as CPRE Kent wins battle in Supreme Court, Dec 6 [25] ...Dover community action

CPRE Kent challenges Maidstone Local Plan, Nov 29 [26]

Canterbury: Locations sought for electric charge points, Nov 24 [27]

CPRE Kent welcomes Medway Council attack on proposed housing hike, Oct 26 [28]

Kent targeted to take huge housing hit, Sep 27 [29]

Shop local – you can't afford not to, May 3 [30]

New seeds of growth for Kent Sheds project, Feb 6 [31]

KCC wins cash for cyclists, Jan 30 [32]

2016[edit | edit source]

Maidstone joins the Little Free Library revolution! [33]

Night blight and dark skies – new maps launched, Jun 13 [34]

2015[edit | edit source]

Free WiFi for all Kent libraries, October 28 [35]

2014[edit | edit source]

LED streetlights will save energy and taxpayer money, December 16

Men grow wellbeing with Parkwood community allotment project, June 4 ...Maidstone community action

Environmentalists and conservationists from across Kent discuss ways to protect bees alongside the county's roads, railways and rivers at a special summit organised by Kent County Council, May 9 [36]

2013[edit | edit source]

Fracking in Kent? The Public Say No! September 27 [37]

2012[edit | edit source]

Oaken Wood Public Inquiry begins - could set precedent on ancient woodland protection across England, November 22 [38] ...Maidstone community action

Any airport development in the Thames Estuary would be catastrophic for fragile ecosystems and wildlife, warns Kent Wildlife Trust which is prepared to fight any proposals [39] January 24 ...Medway community action

2011[edit | edit source]

Kent case opens door to wider destruction of UK's richest wildlife habitat, May 10 [40]. Woodland Trust urges Government to call in Kent County Council approval for quarry extension into ancient Oaken Wood. ...Maidstone community action

2010[edit | edit source]

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World's largest offshore wind farm opens off Kent, 23 September [41] ...Thanet community action

2009[edit | edit source]

E.ON reveals Kingsnorth kicked into long grass, Oct 8 [42] ...Medway community action

Sustainable Communities Act - Kent gets it so wrong, Stuart Jeffery,[43] July 29

2007[edit | edit source]

Greenpeace reaction to Gordon Brown's speech: "Gordon Brown talked about being a world leader in green technology but put no flesh on the bones of how to get there. After ten years we're still at the bottom of most league tables when it comes to renewable energy. If he really does mean business he should stand up now and declare that there will be no new coal fired power stations like the one proposed at Kingsnorth in Kent." John Sauven [44] September 24

Greenpeace calls on Medway Council to ditch plans for a controversial new coal power station in Kent,[45] September 12

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Keywords news, uk news
Authors Phil Green
Published 2020
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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