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Kent Politics Podcast: ‘I don’t think Manston will reopen as an airport’

Kent Politics Podcast: ‘I don’t think Manston will reopen as an airport’

23 February 2024

The leader of Thanet District Council gives his view on the latest developments at Manston Airport on this week's podcast.

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Former golf course park plan agreed

Former golf course park plan agreed

22 February 2024

Plans for a former golf course to become a community parkland with walking and cycling routes and picnic benches have been unanimously agreed.

Villagers vote to oppose homes near zoo

Villagers vote to oppose homes near zoo

22 February 2024

A meeting attended by 100 villagers ended with a vote to oppose plans for 44 homes by a zoo after concerns about flooding, traffic and school places.

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‘Stopping free child swimming is hurting the poorest’

‘Stopping free child swimming is hurting the poorest’

22 February 2024

Hundreds of people have signed a petition against plans to scrap free swimming sessions for children and over-60s.

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Tower block no longer exclusively for homeless Londoners

Tower block no longer exclusively for homeless Londoners

21 February 2024

A council has secured flats in a tower block for its homeless families which were originally due to be allocated to Londoners.

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Driving ban near school to start next month

Driving ban near school to start next month

21 February 2024

Parents will be banned from driving along a road near a primary school and face being fined as it becomes the first of many School Streets.

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‘Cramming in flats with no parking won’t solve the housing crisis’

‘Cramming in flats with no parking won’t solve the housing crisis’

19 February 2024

Plans to allow up to 18 flats to be built in a former office block has been approved despite concerns related to overcrowding and parking.

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‘Car-free’ flats and gym plan for former snooker hall approved

‘Car-free’ flats and gym plan for former snooker hall approved

16 February 2024

A derelict former snooker hall and sports bar is set to be turned into car-free block of flats and a gym after plans were unanimously approved.

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Bungalow plot plan for green space

Bungalow plot plan for green space

16 February 2024

An application for more housing has been submitted on a plot of land where plans for retirement homes were once green-lit but failed to materialise.

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Veteran MP tells podcast that Brexit has gone well

Veteran MP tells podcast that Brexit has gone well

16 February 2024

An outgoing MP has told the Kent Politics Podcast how he feels Brexit has been a success and how current opinion polls are going to be proved wrong.

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‘This could make the difference’: Co-working space to fill mall void

‘This could make the difference’: Co-working space to fill mall void

15 February 2024

A co-working space aimed at start-ups and growing businesses has been given the green light to open inside a shopping centre.

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‘Our fears over three-month road chaos have been sidelined’

‘Our fears over three-month road chaos have been sidelined’

14 February 2024

Concerns have been voiced over an upcoming road closure after a council’s suggestions for shorter works along the route were denied by the government.

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‘Build it and they will come philosophy set it up for failure’

‘Build it and they will come philosophy set it up for failure’

14 February 2024

A multi-million-pound project to create a flagship business park that would attract the likes of Netflix has been “paused” for a major rethink.

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Taxi ‘flag’ fare to rise to ease cabbies’ cost of living pressures

Taxi ‘flag’ fare to rise to ease cabbies’ cost of living pressures

13 February 2024

Taxis in one part of the county may see their flag rate - the starting price of a cab - rise by a £1 in order to help drivers stay afloat.

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Decision time for golf course parkland plan

Decision time for golf course parkland plan

10 February 2024

Plans for a former golf course to become a community parkland with access for walkers and cyclists have been recommended for approval.

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Flats plan for former snooker hall amounts to ‘town cramming’

Flats plan for former snooker hall amounts to ‘town cramming’

10 February 2024

Proposals to convert what was once a cinema and more recently a snooker and pool hall have been recommended for approval despite objections.

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Leisure centre given new name ahead of summer reopening

Leisure centre given new name ahead of summer reopening

09 February 2024

A £25 million sports complex will have a new name when it reopens this summer.

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Kent Politics Podcast: huge cuts, dodgy pork and policing problems

Kent Politics Podcast: huge cuts, dodgy pork and policing problems

09 February 2024

The latest episode of the Kent Politics Podcast is available now and features more woe for council finances across the county.

Summer Dickens and English festival facing axe

Summer Dickens and English festival facing axe

09 February 2024

Two annual events that attract thousands of visitors face being scrapped as a local authority seeks to save millions and balance its books.

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Council has £225m in debt on its books

Council has £225m in debt on its books

08 February 2024

New figures have revealed the local authority which has amassed the largest amount of debt outside of the county council.

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