Plans to build the UK’s largest solar farm in Faversham are set to get even larger. Developers behind the Cleve Hill site in Graveney are looking to extend the site by almost 200 acres. Thousands of homes across the country could be powered by the farm but campaigners fear it could devastate the area.
On this week's show Paul discusses bus cuts, Brexit and what it's like to be English amongst other topics.
This week, Louita Britton fills in for Paul. She's joined by Doctor Amelia Hadfield from Canterbury Christ Church University and Green campaigner Stuart Jeffery to talk about Brexit, Donald Trump's steel tariffs, and how residents in Graveney are fighting against proposals for a huge solar farm.
Donald Trump’s exports on tariffs have prompted steel manufacturers in Kent to warn their businesses could be at risk. The President’s decision means the UK will face tariffs of 25% on exports of steel, in an move to protect US jobs from foreign competition. This has created uncertainty for Kent exporters of both steel and aluminium.
Medway Council have introduced new parking permits after residents expressed their anger over changes to the existing scheme. The changed permits mean that visitors to Medway would pay up to £700 a year extra. Opposition parties have argued the introduction of Supporter permits does little to help those worst hit by the changes.