Call for rag­stone

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

I can­not but whole­heart­edly agree with Ralph Car­pen­ter’s let­ter ‘Rag­stone would be good for new homes’.

As a fel­low res­i­dent of Chilm­ing­ton Green liv­ing in an­other house with rag­stone walls, I agree it is an ideal ma­te­rial to main­tain the iden­tity of the ham­let. In­deed Gal­lagher’s, the quar­ri­ers of the ma­te­rial, are al­ready work­ing on site. Cole­man’s Kitchen Wood, on the edge of this large de­vel­op­ment – and which is be­ing care­fully pro­tected – has it­self grown on top of an his­toric rag­stone quarry.

This is ex­actly the sort of ex­er­cise we need to be sure the de­vel­op­ment is not just an­other vast set of lit­tle boxes. Some­thing many of us have been striv­ing to en­sure for the last decade or so. Ian Wolver­son Chilm­ing­ton Green, Great Chart

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