Mass Protest Over 12,000 Houses and Lorry Park

Gang of Four Motives Questioned by Marchers

The ‘Gang of Four’, as Local MP Damien Collins, David Monk, Leader of Shepway Council, and Councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee have become know, must have felt their ears burning on Saturday morning.

Hundreds braved a bitter cold December morning to march around Folkestone in protest against the building 12,000 houses, and parking lot for 3,200 lorries on beautiful country side around Sellindge, Lympne, Westenhanger, and Stanford.

David Monk came under the heaviest criticism for the way he has handled the whole situation, even being accused by some of being “devious and uncommunicative”. All of those present that I spoke to told me they had voted for one or more of the Gang of Four in the past but would never vote for any one of them again.

It was an impressive turn-out – Who wants cialis generique to spend a December Saturday morning marching around the draughty streets of Folkestone?

If the 12,000 houses are built, and it seems the government are backing the scheme, the villages Lympne, Sellindge, Westenhanger and the Racecourse would disappear and be swallowed in an Urban Conurbation that would stretch from Newingreen to Swan Lane in Sellindge. The New Town of Otterpool, as David Monk insists it would be called, would be bigger than Hythe.

Cinque Ports Magazine News Bulletin Saturday 3 December 2016

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