Film inspires residents’ homes fight
A MEETING for Kennington residents takes place this Saturday to discuss plans for 600 homes behind the Towers School and Ball Lane.
The Kennington Forum has already objected to the plans and now wants to raise awareness in the community through the meeting being held at Bockhanger Community Centre, Bybrook Road at 7pm. Councillors have also been invited to take questions.
Residents’ Action Group campaigner Winston Michael said: “We see this as the Kentish version of Avatar and we have taken great strength from the film as it shows how people can unite against powerful forces intent on destruction to make a change.”
He added: “Residents find it unbelievable that the council would even consider permitting such high density housing in the middle of such a beautiful and historical area, so rich in wildlife. It is as if the council will not be content until it has turned the Garden of England into the Motorway of England.”
The campaign is supported by Protect Kent and Ashford MP Damian Green.
Mr Green said: “I very much share the resident’s concern that the growth of Ashford should be implemented in a way that does the least possible damage to the environment.”