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Katie May Nelson, local democracy reporter

Drive-in cinema plan turned down

13 September 2021
Drive-in cinema plan turned down

Plans to open a drive-in cinema at a popular outlet centre have been rejected.

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Homes planned near new rail station

13 September 2021
Homes planned near new rail station

A developer is hoping to build new homes near the site of a a proposed multi-million pound railway station.

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New flats for town centre site

13 September 2021
New flats for town centre site

The next step towards completing a town centre development is under way with plans for 45 affordable flats beside a former car park.

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Plans go in for £30m winery

06 September 2021
Plans go in for £30m winery

The next stage in ambitious plans for a "world-class winery" is under way.

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Burger King gets nod to open drive-thru

03 September 2021
Burger King gets nod to open drive-thru

A council decision not to allow a fast food firm from opening at a shopping centre has been overturned.

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New school, homes and wedding venue approved

03 September 2021
New school, homes and wedding venue approved

A new academy and 181 homes will be built after councillors gave the plans a hesitant thumbs up – just days after deferring the matter.

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Residents have say on peninsula plans

02 September 2021
Residents have say on peninsula plans

The results of a consultation on how a council intends to spend £170m of government cash have been revealed.

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Honours even in council by-elections

27 August 2021
Honours even in council by-elections

Labour party members are celebrating after gaining a council seat last night.

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Huge hike in grass cutting requests after No Mow May

25 August 2021
Huge hike in grass cutting requests after No Mow May

The number of requests made for grass to be cut soared by 240% after No Mow May when compared to the same three months last year.

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Town revamp part of 'city status' bid

25 August 2021
Town revamp part of 'city status' bid

Multi-million pound plans to help revamp a town centre have been given the go-head as a council eyes city status.

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Controversial tennis court plans return

16 August 2021
Controversial tennis court plans return

Residents say they are exhausted after repeatedly battling development plans for tennis courts behind their homes.

Future of leisure site still unclear

16 August 2021
Future of leisure site still unclear

Concerned campaigners will have to wait and see what the future has in store for a former recreation site.

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New homes, academy and wedding venue set to be approved

13 August 2021
New homes, academy and wedding venue set to be approved

Planning officers have recommended that multi-million pound plans to build a new school, 180 homes and wedding venue be given the nod.

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Police chief 'taking the knee' showed 'leadership and courage'

09 August 2021
Police chief 'taking the knee' showed 'leadership and courage'

The head of an organisation which promotes community relations said an event in which a police chief took the knee promoted Kent as a tolerant place.

'Would we put our children, or a single child, in that context?'

06 August 2021
'Would we put our children, or a single child, in that context?'

Scorn has been poured on a plan to house vulnerable young people in an area suffering from high levels of crime.

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'Demolish flats or change them'

05 August 2021
'Demolish flats or change them'

Action has been taken against a developer who defied planning permission after it built more than it had been permitted.

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Last ditch attempt to save green space

05 August 2021
Last ditch attempt to save green space

Calls have been made to make a final stand against the development of council homes on open space.

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Council faces more criticism in grass-cutting row

02 August 2021
Council faces more criticism in grass-cutting row

People say they are fed up with the state of grass verges two months after a no mow campaign ended.

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Homes plan next to school

02 August 2021
Homes plan next to school

A plan has been unveiled to build homes close to the site of a new secondary school, in an area popular with developers.

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Homes could put young adults 'at risk'

02 August 2021
Homes could put young adults 'at risk'

A councillor says young people's lives could be at risk if they are housed in an area which has high levels of crime.

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