Author Archives: Lesley

FHDC Response to SPP re Financials

Towards the end of January we sent an email to all councillors on behalf of the members of SPP summarising our concerns about the financial viability calculations. Our comments were based on the Betteridge & Milsom calculations published in the summer of 2018 shortly before the determination of the planning application. We were aware that […]

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FHDC have not Informed NPCU

Paragraph 1.3 of the officer’s report that will be presented to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet next week states that the National Planning casework Unit have been notified of the current position in order that the Secretary of State can consider whether or not to call in the application. The planning officer has […]

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Cabinet Wed 13th February 5pm

The agenda for next week’s cabinet meeting has now been published. It is pretty much the same as for the Overview & Scrutiny meeting on the previous day. The public will be excluded from part of both meetings but we do need a good turnout in the public gallery so please join us. Tues 12th […]

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Overview & Scrutiny 12 Feb 7pm

The agenda for the Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting has been published and despite our representations the public are to be excluded from some of the meeting. But not all of it so can we please have a good turnout so that the public gallery is full. 7pm Tues 12 Feb. Reading the officer’s report […]

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Public Exclusion from Meetings

We asked our solicitor to write to Dr Priest setting out the legal case why the council would be wrong to exclude the public from the Overview & Scrutiny Meeting on 12th Feb and the Cabinet meeting on 13th Feb. This is the reply he got: “Many thanks for your letter. Your points have been […]

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Cabinet Meeting Postponed Again!

The cabinet meeting at which the Princes Parade business case was to be discussed has been postponed. Here is the email from the council: “As you are aware, the report relating to the business case for Princes Parade was due to be discussed by Overview and Scrutiny on 29 January and Cabinet on 30 January […]

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New Environment Agency Letter

The EA’s letter dated 15.1.19 in which they reluctantly accept that the surface water from the proposed development can be drained into the canal has been taken down from the council’s website and replaced by this letter Ea Letter 17.1.19 which more clearly states that they are withdrawing their objection.

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Exclusion of the Public from the Cabinet Meeting on 30th January 2019

The council has given notice that it intends to exclude the public (and therefore preventing us from seeing the agenda papers) from at least part the cabinet meeting where the Princes Parade business plan will be discussed. http://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/moderngov/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=16689&PlanId=253 We sent our objections to Dr Priest and here is her response : “Thank you for your emails […]

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