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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Kent article and is for news and comment in that context.

  • Campaigns… and how (hopefully) to win them, CPRE Kent, Jun 21 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

Proposed anti-democratic planning reforms have met with universal condemnation, May 19 [2]

2020[edit | edit source]

Councillors revolt over government plans to dismantle planning system, CPRE Kent, Dec 10 [3] ...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 [4]

Gravesham district launches website in response to Green Belt threat, CPRE Kent, Nov 30 [5]

Plans for £3.5bn theme park on Kent marsh dismay conservationists.[6] Oct 21

CPRE Kent supports county MPs in attack on 'inherently unreasonable' new housing targets.[7] Sep 13

CPRE Kent backs Sevenoaks District Council's decision to begin judicial review proceedings in its challenge to the Planning Inspectorate [8] May 11

Car 'splatometer' tests reveal huge decline in number of insects.[9] Feb 12

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

Maidstone councillors of all political colours call on Government to ease housing targets.[11] Jan 28

£1 million for Biodiversity and Climate Change in Maidstone.[12] Jan 24

Sevenoaks sticks to its guns and refuses to withdraw draft Local Plan from examination, CPRE Kent.[13] 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

2019[edit | edit source]

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.[14] Nov 4

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Green Belt: the development pressure ramps up again.[15] Feb 4 ...South East England

Whitstable named first plastic free town in Kent by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Jan 11 [16]

2018[edit | edit source]

Free Library chance as Penenden Heath expands, Mar 1 [17]

We could build more than a million homes on brownfield land… so why aren't we? Feb 28 [18]

Mum's war on plastic waste, Jan 25 [19]

2017[edit | edit source]

Farthingloe Valley saved as CPRE Kent wins battle in Supreme Court, Dec 6 [20]

CPRE Kent challenges Maidstone Local Plan, Nov 29 [21]

Canterbury: Locations sought for electric charge points, Nov 24 [22]

CPRE Kent welcomes Medway Council attack on proposed housing hike, Oct 26 [23]

Kent targeted to take huge housing hit, Sep 27 [24]

Shop local – you can't afford not to, May 3 [25]

New seeds of growth for Kent Sheds project, Feb 6 [26]

KCC wins cash for cyclists, Jan 30 [27]

2016[edit | edit source]

Maidstone joins the Little Free Library revolution! [28]

Night blight and dark skies – new maps launched, Jun 13 [29]

2015[edit | edit source]

Free WiFi for all Kent libraries, October 28 [30]

2014[edit | edit source]

LED streetlights will save energy and taxpayer money, December 16 [31]

Men grow wellbeing with Parkwood community allotment project, June 4 [32]

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 [33]

2013[edit | edit source]

Fracking in Kent? The Public Say No! September 27 [34]

2012[edit | edit source]

Oaken Wood Public Inquiry begins - could set precedent on ancient woodland protection across England, November 22 [35]

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 [36] January 24

2011[edit | edit source]

Kent case opens door to wider destruction of UK's richest wildlife habitat,[37] 10 May. Woodland Trust urges Government to call in Kent County Council approval for quarry extension into ancient Oaken Wood.

2010[edit | edit source]

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World's largest offshore wind farm opens off Kent, 23 September [38]

2009[edit | edit source]

E.ON reveals Kingsnorth kicked into long grass,[39] October 8

Sustainable Communities Act - Kent gets it so wrong, Stuart Jeffery,[40] 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 [41] September 24

Greenpeace calls on Medway Council to ditch plans for a controversial new coal power station in Kent,[42] September 12

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