Wednesday, February 17, 2016

They're At It Again

So this plopped onto the doormat the other day...

Looks like Mr. Day is trying to get that land sold and developed again.

Last time, there was such an outcry by the general public against it that both Tenterden Town Council and Ashford Borough Council denied the application. It went to appeal, and subsequently to the Planning Inspectorate, and they will be hosting the public inquiry next week in Ashford (see letter).

Last time, the access point suggested was next to the Priory Way garages which were in disrepair. This time, that access point cannot be used since the ABC approved the construction of flats on the site. So the access point this time (get this, right) is apparently going to be two of the houses in Tilden Gill that are owned by a housing association.

Evidently the developer, Gatefield Estates, has a ton of money with which to force the housing association to sell the houses to them, which they will then demolish in order to create an access road.
Feeling pissed off yet? I know I am.

The public inquiry will be held at the Civic Centre in Tannery Lane, Ashford, on Feb 23, 24 & 25 next week. I encourage everyone who can attend to go and lodge your objections (again)!

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