‘Busi­ness park has turned into a dump’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

MAR­GARET PRYKE, right, who has been cam­paign­ing for ac­tion since 2000, said: “They (the au­thor­i­ties) have known about this prob­lem for eight years.

“They have dragged their feet and they only started mov­ing when I took my pe­ti­tion to the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in 2003.

“That’s four years ago and if they still haven’t made any sort of de­ci­sion, it’s go­ing to be an­other four years, and there will be tre­ble the amount of lor­ries by then.

“My own view, and the view of other peo­ple I have spo­ken to, is that if the coun­cil wanted the land for build­ing houses, it wouldn’t mat­ter to them if it was green­field or brown­field, they would use it.

“I feel that this prob­lem with lor­ries has be­come so great that they ought to think pos­i­tively about get­ting a lorry park, re­gard­less of whether we have to lose yet an­other field.

“Res­i­dents in South Willes­bor­ough were promised a pres­ti­gious busi­ness park, but there is noth­ing pres­ti­gious about Or­bital Park – it’s just a great big stink­ing dump.”

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