‘NOWHERE TO GO’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Housing Conversion -

Cllr Jen­nifer Hollings­bee (Con) said: “This is a dif­fi­cult ap­pli­ca­tion and we have been wait­ing a long time for it to come to com­mit­tee.

“There are clearly is­sues fac­ing the vil­lage, but if we refuse it where are the lor­ries go­ing to go?

“My opin­ion is lo­cal res­i­dents have suf­fered this be­cause there is nowhere else for lor­ries to go.

“They come through the A20 hop­ing to find some­where to park.”

Cllr Roger Wilkins (Con) said: “I take the other view, but at the end of the day, this park has been open for two years and we have come now to this com­mit­tee to get it closed down.

“I have been a lorry driver and in those days all lor­ries went through Sellindge, so if you close it down it will hap­pen like be­fore.

“I am afraid it will cause more prob­lems for the peo­ple if we don’t let it con­tinue.”

Cllr Mary Lawes (Ukip) said: “How the lor­ries have be­come Kent’s prob­lem is be­yond me.

“I am over the moon that the coun­cil has rec­om­mended this for re­fusal.”

Cllr Alan Ewart-James (Con) said: “It is a na­tional prob­lem.

“The park has been run il­le­gally for two years and they ex­pect us to ad­dress it now, which is to­tally wrong.”

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