Sellindge & District Residents have just announced the date for a massive demonstration against against Shepway’s plans for a ‘Garden Town’ for 12,000 houses and a Lorry Park for 3,600 lorries.
It is billed as the biggest protest Shepway has ever seen. Feelings are running very strong in Sellindge and surrounding villages against the massive exploitation and desecration of the farmland that will take place if these plans are allowed to proceed. Continue reading “Biggest Protest Shepway Has Ever Seen
Establishment Versus Electorate
A Press Release Issued by Sellindge & District Residents Association highlights the reasons for the Anti-Establishment vote via Brexit and the American Presidential election. Who will vote for regimes that ride rough-shod over the views of their local electorate? It is claimed they are selling off our heritage to the highest bidder. There is no consideration for providing affordable housing for local young people.
Press Release issued by Sellindge & District Residents Association
A press release has been issued by Councillor Monk, Leader at Shepway District Council. It reads as if the Otterpool Town is a foregone conclusion or a done deal, but of course, it isn’t.
Councillor Monk says that he has met with various groups but didn’t actually mention the outcome. The local parish Councillors sent him off with a flea in his ear after taking a vote to have nothing to do with the Otterpool Town proposal.
It is obvious that Councillor Monk has been economical with the truth when expressing an interest to obtain Government funding for this ridiculous proposal whereby local support should be considered. Is this fraud?
The CPRE report on the building on brownfield sites carries weight and negates the need for using valuable agricultural land for housing. Shepway DC have chosen to ignore this well respected body and can only function, it appears, with Continue reading Residents to March Against Establishment Again
They are Not Happy in the Villages
It seems that there is a large stirring of discontent in the hills and valleys around Sellindge and other villages near Hythe.
Hythe MP, Damian Collins, is coming under heavy criticism from many of his erstwhile supporters because he is apparently backing the building of a Lorry Park for over 3,000 Heavy Goods Vehicles and the construction of 12,000 houses on local green fields.
Many residents are so angry about his non interest in their protest movement, that has already conducted two massive marches to draw attention to their grievances, they have now turned on him with a direct plea for voters to remember his actions and vote him out the next time he stands for election.
The following has appeared in the latest Sellindge & District Residents Association Newsletter. Continue reading All for One and None for All
A Newsletter from Sellindge & District Residents Association.
DEMOCRACY IN SHEPWAY IS DEAD.
It wouldn’t have escaped your notice that we have absolutely no official voice when it comes to ‘having our say’ in the way our communities and villages are shaped and developed in the future.
This week, our District Council, Shepway, revealed the content of the Expression of Interest’ document that has already been sent to central Government to develop a New Town of 12,000 houses. Prior to the ‘Expression of Interest’ being sent, the SDC Cabinet held a meeting on 8th June to vote on taking this development forward. It was no surprise to us that the vote was unanimous in favour. But isn’t this democracy working for the good of the residents? It would Continue reading Sellindge Village v Shepway District Council