‘Scur­rilous’ deal claim re­jected

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Cllr Win­ston Michael in his let­ter about pro­posed hous­ing in Ken­ning­ton (‘Prime land must be saved from homes’, KE, Fe­bru­ary 11) crit­i­cises Ken­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Fo­rum (KCF). say­ing they “should be at the fore­front of this so why is their voice nowhere to be heard?”

He goes on to state: “Res­i­dents won­der whether a deal was struck with coun­cil lead­ers in or­der to ob­tain ‘parish­ing’.”

Cllr Michael will surely re­call that KCF hosted two pub­lic plan­ning work­shops in 2014 which gave all res­i­dents an op­por­tu­nity to com­ment on the sites sub­mit­ted for con­sid­er­a­tion in the Lo­cal Plan to 2030.

Our ev­i­dence-based re­port to ABC re­flected the strong op­po­si­tion of res­i­dents

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