Recent News

  • Modular Housing one solution to the housing crisis?

      I recently attended a number of events looking into Modular Housing as part of the solution to the housing crisis, and in  particular, to the social housing crisis. Modular homes are modern Prefabs Modular Homes are designed for the 21st century, they are cost effective, quick to build and energy efficient. Modular Homes meet…

  • Planning Committee Planning Application 16/01818/AS

      16/01828/AS Land to the rear of Ragstone Hollow, Aldington, Kent Ward member submission   Aldington Parish is desperately in need of truly affordable homes for local people. A  local need housing survey conducted in 2015 demonstrated a strong need for at least 16 homes. This application has been widely debated in the village and…

  • Rural means Rural

            The Campaign for “Rural means Rural” is the voice of residents in the village of Ruckinge  and other villages in Saxon Shore and Kent who are worried by The amount of development in  the rural areas The scale of developments and the sheer number of developments The damage this is doing…

  • What is Otterpool and why is it important for Saxon Shore?

    Otterpool is a proposed Garden Village, planned for the old Folkestone Racecourse on 700 hectares of land. If approved, this development will deliver 12000 homes over a 30 year period, in a Garden village environemt, geared to offer large areas of green open space and countryside. 40% of the development with be devoted to Green…

  • My Letter to the Leader

    I recently wrote to the Leader of the Council to request clarity what improvements have been recently made to rural areas. “at the AGM on Friday, you promoted the fact that ABC are doing a lot for all the rural areas. I was surprised as my ward and most other rural areas have not seen…

  • Affordable Housing -what the Government and Council offer

    Enclosed are some slides showing all the different packaged=s that are currently on offer for affordable housing

  • Planning applications and the core strategy

    I wanted to clarify the difference with regard to Planning applications that come forward as part of the Ashford Core Plan, and planning applications that are placed independently and are not in the core plan- these are known as “windfall” applications. Windfall applications are assessed differently than core plan sites as they can only be…

  • Saxon Shore DIG

    The first DIG meeting was held and we now have teams working on the submission for the whole ward. Some Parishes have already submitted their views via their Parish Councils and this working group will integrate these submissions into the report. The group will be examining the current 7 sites that are being considered in…

  • Otterpool Park

    Shepway District Council have established a website so that residents of the entire area surrounding the development can keep up to date you can access it by clicking the link here:http://www.otterpoolpark.org/ Shepway are keen to involve Saxon Shore residents in the consultation and I have secured argeement that we will play an active role in…

  • Saxon Shore DIG and the planning information day.

    After a very successful Saxon Shore Planning information workshop, I wanted to thank Ashford Borough Council & Shepway district Council officers for taking the time to support Saxon Shore in being more informed. The Saxon Shore DIG – Development & Infrastructure Group will be a group of residents who have volunteered to prepare the area…