Friday, December 16, 2011

DDC vote for 460 homes in Sholden

From  This is Kent:
RESIDENTS in Sholden have reacted furiously to a Dover District Council decision to allow 460 new homes to be built in their village.

After ten years of battles with developers Hillreed Homes, Ward Homes and the council, Sholden parish council chairman Phillip Marsh described the decision last night as "absolutely gutting."
The authority's planning committee voted through the proposal by the narrowest of margins, with committee chairman Councillor Bernard Butcher using his chairman's vote to decide the outcome.

Hillreed will be building 230 homes north-west of Church Lane, and Ward will be creating a sprawl on land next to the A258 and Sholden New Road.

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1 comment:

  1. suprise suprise! Councillor Butcher lives in Sandwich and not Sholden.

    Do you ever drive into Deal at school times?

    The road is already a bottle neck for gods sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1