En­vi­ron­ment words ring hollow

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

I HAVE re­ceived in the post the KCC pub­li­ca­tion “To­wards 2010” and I must take is­sue with the fore­word and the ar­ti­cle about en­vi­ron­ment ex­cel­lence. The sen­ti­ments ex­pressed ring rather hollow to me, liv­ing as I do near to Lydd Air­port. I quote: “Kent has a unique her­itage, beau­ti­ful coun­try­side and coast­line and a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­body to en­joy. We want res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to dis­cover what Kent re­ally has to of­fer”. The fol­low­ing quo­ta­tions are from the ar­ti­cle on en­vi­ron­ment ex­cel­lence: “At the heart of our approach will be a re­newed pledge to pro­tect and en­hance the beauty and di­ver­sity of our coun­try­side. “What will it mean for you? A bet­ter, softer, cleaner, more sus­tain­able county held in trustee­ship for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions”. Rom­ney Marsh is con­sid­ered by some to be an­other con­ti­nent. It does not seem to be part of Kent. Norma Oake­ley, The Fair­way, Lit­tle­stone, New Rom­ney

KCC chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Gil­roy

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