Protest March in Hythe

“Campaign against life-changing developments in Shepway”

The March around Hythe on Saturday 6 August 2016 was organized by the Otterpool Newtown Campaign Coalition to draw attention of residents of Shepway to the life changing developments planned by the Council for this area.


–                                                                                                                                        “Campaign against life-changing developments in Shepway


The issues which have led so many Shepway residents to organise this demonstration March are serious and a growing number frustrated by not being listened to by the majority of Councillors have had enough.

Far too many people have absolutely no idea of the size and grim nature of the threats to so many parts of the District so the walk was a loud public fuss to wake everyone up to what is being planned by Shepway District Council.


Placards, drums, bells and whistles brought a noisy, effective, demonstration to the Streets pf Hythe.

Shoppers were invited to join the growing demand for the return of democracy in Shepway.

Walkers Assembled at 10:30 am in Douglas Avenue (between the Waitrose car park exit on the A259 and the barrier which closes Hythe High Street between 11 and 3).  The route passed up the High Street in a Westerly direction to Red Lion Square where it turned left and back along the A259 to Douglas Avenue then on up the High Street again to finish in the Square at the rear of Aldi.


Those interested in the Campaign should contact David Plumstead 01303 265737 I 07899 042590 email: [email protected] or Leslie Barratt email: [email protected]


“Why haven’t we been consulted?”

“Why is it all happening in our area?”

“What about the traffic and pollution?”

These are just some of the questions that Shepway residents are asking.



Campaigns and contacts:

* Otterpool Newtown — think about the effect 20,000 extra cars and 30.000 extra people would have on you – [email protected] I [email protected]

* Princes Parade could disappear under houses and the Royal Military Canal disappear from view –

* The Lorry Park planned to hold up to 4,000 HGVs at M20 Jnc 11 would destroy the character of Stanford and inflict serious air pollution on its residents spreading its poison over the wider area . uk

* Those living in Seabrook will suffer nightmarish traffic conditions as Horn Street grinds to a halt at the railway bridge near Tesco. southcheritonactiongroup~gmail .com

* West Hythe and Lympne residents will soon be subjected to thousands of extra cars rat-running up and down Lympne Hill from Nickolls Quarry every weekday [email protected]

* Mersham village would become buried under a huge warehouse complex and local roads filled

with HGVs using the proposed new M20 Jnc IOA [email protected]

* Sevington and Cheeseman’s Green would be swamped by development as building plans move towards Aldington [email protected]


“Cinque Ports Bulletin” Saturday 6 August 2016

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