The new-look Kent Voice is out now… and you can read it here

The Autumn-Winter 2018 edition of Kent Voice has a wholly new look. See what you think (and let us know)

The latest edition of Kent Voice is out and has a completely new look, so we’d love to know what you think of it (you can email your thoughts to david.mairs@cprekent.org.uk).
Items include features on the loss of our wildlife, the potential environmental impact of Brexit and the grim reality of the vast solar farm planned for the North Kent Marshes.
It is also time to bid farewell to Christine Drury, who ends her five-year stint as CPRE Kent chair next month; she shares some reflections and thoughts with us.
Otherwise, Local Plans, stag beetles, news from across the county and a whole lot more are in there for your delectation, so read the Autumn-Winter edition of Kent Voice here

Monday, October 29, 2018

CPRE Kent features in BBC TV feature on building in Green Belt

Hilary Newport, CPRE Kent director: ‘The line that we must not cross’

The BBC cameras were at CPRE Kent headquarters in Charing last week for a piece on the seemingly never-ending story of potential housebuilding in the Green Belt.
Reporter Briohny Williams, complete with cameraman, visited Queen’s Head House to speak with CPRE Kent director Hilary Newport as the Sunday Politics South East team put together a short film on a perennially thorny subject.
Filming took place both in the office and in the nearby churchyard as Hilary put the CPRE view that releasing land for development in the Green Belt was a non-starter.
It was “the line that we must not cross,” she said.
Other participants in the Green Belt feature were Alison Thompson, of the English Rural Housing Association; Richard Blyth, of the Royal Town Planning Institute; Tory MP Crispin Blunt, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the London Metropolitan Green Belt; Green MP Caroline Lucas; and, back in the studio, Medway Labour councillor Tristan Osborne and Dartford Tory MP Gareth Johnson.
To watch the piece, which begins 52 minutes into the show, click here

Monday, May 14, 2018