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Jordan Ifield, Local Democracy Reporter

Town's cable car project looking unlikely

29 November 2021
Town's cable car project looking unlikely

Plans for a town's cable car, which have been in the works for over a decade, are being scrapped for the time being.

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Cinema redevelopment pushed back

26 November 2021
Cinema redevelopment pushed back

Plans to convert a 1930s cinema into flats have been delayed again.

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Museum receives 'very generous' donation

18 November 2021
Museum receives 'very generous' donation

Councillors voted unanimously to approve plans this week which will see its archaeological display updated.

Underground car park 'won't make cliff unstable'

16 November 2021
Underground car park 'won't make cliff unstable'

Plans to build a three-storey block of flats on a cliff-top are going before councillors again this week - after concerns were raised over stability.

Station flats plan rejected

15 November 2021
Station flats plan rejected

A controversial bid to transform a patch of land opposite a railway station into blocks of flats has been rejected following local opposition.

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Bar gets music wish despite drug dealing allegation

10 November 2021
Bar gets music wish despite drug dealing allegation

A cocktail bar has been granted permission to play outdoor music late at night despite allegations of drug dealing.

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Council calls justification for airport expansion 'inadequate'

06 November 2021
Council calls justification for airport expansion 'inadequate'

A council has expressed its frustration at Gatwick Airport in a consultation over the possibility of a second runway.

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New groynes will protect beach

04 November 2021
New groynes will protect beach

A council cabinet has unanimously agreed to spend at least £125,000 on sea defences at a popular bay.

Flats could replace Gravesend's old cinema

01 November 2021
Flats could replace Gravesend's old cinema

The fate of a 1930s cinema - which could be turned into flats - remains in the balance.

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Council to spend £45k on Queen's Platinum Jubilee

01 November 2021
Council to spend £45k on Queen's Platinum Jubilee

A council has agreed to spend £45,000 on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which will celebrate her 70th anniversary on the throne.

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Dog park can stay despite objections

28 October 2021
Dog park can stay despite objections

Owners of a dog walking park have spoken of their relief after it was finally given planning permission.

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Troubled sports bar hit with strict restrictions

16 October 2021
Troubled sports bar hit with strict restrictions

A troubled snooker club at the centre of a stabbing investigation has had conditions imposed on it after police had to Taser revellers.

Calls for 90-day limits on Airbnbs shot down by council

15 October 2021
Calls for 90-day limits on Airbnbs shot down by council

The idea of introducing rules on Airbnbs in a Kent district were dismissed last night with Conservatives demanding more information was needed.

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Run-down play parks to get £1.1m makeover

07 October 2021
Run-down play parks to get £1.1m makeover

Three play parks are to receive a makeover after a council leader said the financial impact of Covid had not been "so severe on us".

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E scooter trial 'a total disaster' and 'destined to fail'

24 September 2021
E scooter trial 'a total disaster' and 'destined to fail'

A controversial electric scooter scheme that has been targeted by vandals and left residents "frightened" has been blasted by councillors.

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'It feels like we have more cameras than the Truman Show'

22 September 2021
'It feels like we have more cameras than the Truman Show'

A councillor likened the number of cameras in the area to those on the Truman Show but was frustrated they cannot be used to enforce traffic rules.

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'Environmental catastrophe unfolding'

20 September 2021
'Environmental catastrophe unfolding'

A parish councillor has asked a planning committee not to allow more homes in an area where it is feared too many will be built.

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Decision time for plans for 117 homes

13 September 2021
Decision time for plans for 117 homes

A controversial housing scheme which is opposed by town and parish councils is to be voted on by district planning members this week.

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Apartments plan rejected for having too many parking spaces

13 September 2021
Apartments plan rejected for having too many parking spaces

A proposal to convert an office block into more than 100 apartments has been turned down for having a surplus of 400 parking spaces.

Crime hotspot park could be shut at night

03 September 2021
Crime hotspot park could be shut at night

A town centre park that has become notorious for the number of crimes committed there could be shut at night in a bid to tackle the problem.

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