Monthly Archives: February 2017

Informal Cabinet Meetings

From some recently released Freedom of Information material https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/princes_parade_briefinstructions#incoming-936568 we now have evidence that Shepway’s cabinet hold informal meetings which the public can’t attend. Such a meeting took place on 8th November 2016 and that at this meeting cabinet members considered the masterplan and ARC proposals for the Princes Parade development and were very supportive. […]

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Dover Leisure Centre

At the cabinet meeting on Tuesday the chief executive said that there had been lots of talk about the new Dover leisure centre. Which prompted us to have a look at Dover District Council’s website. And what did we find? Lots and lots of information including a very detailed feasibility study (albeit with some of […]

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How much have Shepway already spent on the planning application?

We’ve been looking out how much Shepway have already spent preparing the planning application for Princes Parade. You can find the details on Shepway’s website under the heading Strategic Development Projects http://www.shepway.gov.uk/…/council-…/payments-to-suppliers… Not all the payments under this heading will be to do with Princes Parade but we believe most of them are and that […]

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Kent County Council Unsupportive of Shepway’s Proposals

Kent County Council are surprisingly unsupportive of Shepway’s proposals for Princes Parade . Here are their comments from the recent local plan consultation: Heritage: We have substantial concerns about the allocation of the site at Princes Parade for development and with the wording of Policy UA25. The policy as worded needs to express a better […]

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Japanese Knotweed

The integrity of the Leader of the Council and his Cabinet will be put to the ultimate test on Tuesday when they have to decide whether to ignore evidence of the presence of Japanese Knotweed. To be fair to the current officers, they were clearly unaware that Princes Parade was infested with this highly invasive […]

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