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Elphicke’s Jump : Proof We Need Cleaner, Green Housing & Planning Policies. 

What was especially sickening in news of Elphicke’s defection to Labour, was to hear that Elphicke ‘has been offered a role advising Labour on housing’ (BBC-SE TV 6pm). So self-interest from Elphicke, a new low in UK politics. Her welcome from Keir Starmer doesn’t reflect well on the Labour front bench either.  Green Party MP […]

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Betteshanger Country Park Decision

Dover & Deal Green Party congratulate Friends of Betteshanger following their campaign against a planning application from Quinn Estates for Betteshanger Country Park. We share their statement here: On 13th July 2023, Dover Planning Committee rejected the application by Quinn Estates to build a luxury Hotel on Betteshanger Country Park. They are to be congratulated […]

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Sholden – Even More Building On Precious Farmland 

Letter published in Dover Express 23 Feb 2023: Protecting farmland and food security matters in these tough times. Cutting fuel poverty by making all the homes within our existing East Kent towns healthy and cheap-to-heat matters just as much. We Green campaigners did a door-to-door survey before Christmas in Sholden’s older and newer streets and […]

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Association of Green Councillors statement on Investment Zones fully supported by D&D Greens.

We desperately need investment in our local communities to insulate our homes and workplaces, to provide local jobs for local people, to provide clean and cheap renewable energy and to recover our depleted nature and weakening food systems. Our areas have crumbling services, from social care to local public transport. Locally agreed investment priorities, with […]

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Our 10 Point Plan for Environmentally Sustainable Housing

In March 2021, Dover and Deal Green Party put in a comprehensive 15 page response to the new local plan, suggesting a number of ways that it could become a Local Plan better able to resolve social injustices,  better able to protect and restore a depleted natural environment, and become a Plan with  genuine ‘climate […]

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Climate Justice, conflict prevention; more insulated homes from council please

The Royal Institute for Foreign Affairs, Chatham House issued a risk assessment on 14 Sept 2021 which makes grim reading. They say our world is currently on course for worse levels of global climate disturbance than were targeted, (2.7 to 3degrees of warming), with only 1% chance of meeting 1.5 degrees warming targeted by UN […]

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An Eye on Dover’s Planning

By Cllr Mike Eddy, Deal Town Council, Walmer Council For those following Dover District Council’s Planning Committee decisions, a brief article in the latest Private Eye (no. 1554 for 20 August to 2 September, page 15) will make interesting reading. The bulk of the article concerns planning applications made by Gladmans in Wiltshire and nearby […]

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Protecting the Mongeham countryside from airstrip.

Dover and Deal Green Party was contacted by residents of Mongeham on Sun 18th April about a plan to install an airstrip on farmland between Mongeham and Northbourne. We looked into it and could see how the claims that this was a project for zero carbon electric planes was a twist on the real story. […]

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WhiteCliffs Business Park, Whitfield proposed site for 1 of 4 HMRC lorry parks in East Kent

On 24 July, news of Conservative Central Govt plans to impose 4 huge clearance lorry parks on East Kent was leaked to the public. One of the sites, which plans to cater for 1200 HGVs, is WhiteCliffs Business Park, Whitfield. Another is Manston airport, to cater for 5800 vehicles. Both will have a huge impact […]

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Betteshanger Park Development

Introduction by Peter Cutler: Recently Quinn Estates has acquired Betteshanger Park (country park + sustainable park) from the Education Commissioners through a fire sale caused by the mismanagement of Hadlow College. The result is the end of a viable publicly funded scheme (140,000 trees and shrubs planted) and the transfer of resources to the private […]

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