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Submission from Dover and Deal Green Party to the consultation on Dover District’s draft new Local Plan

Download the PDF version here We support the Executive Summary of the 2020 report on England’s planning processes from Transparency Intl UK;  ‘Permission Accomplished : Assessing corruption risks in local government planning’ , namely increased transparency, tighter rules, and strengthened oversight. The tenor of the Chapter 4 Vision and objectives section appears promising. But the more […]

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Our Green Appeal: Let’s ask for a Climate-friendly Plan that does what is says on the tin.

We, the people of East Kent, need to speak up for our land and homes before Wed 17th March, the deadline of the vital Reg 18 consultation on Dover District’s new Local Plan. Our responses will be seen by the national planning inspectorate, so let’s provide lots! The 3 things that people keep asking DDC […]

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Cllr Mike Eddy, stands up for Freemens Way, and Mill Hill.

At Deal Town Council, on 23rd February, Green Cllr Mike Eddy (Mill Hill) tabled a recommendation for the triangular green space with 3 TPO protected trees on Freemens Way be given added protection through designation as ‘community asset’ (ITEM 13 Agenda). Unfortunately the majority group decided to close the meeting before this could be voted […]

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Inland Border Facility: Green Party Peer Natalie Bennett Speaks Up For Dover Residents

There was much local disappointment at the failure of the Conservative Cabinet at DDC to use their powers as Local Planning Authority to demand an Environmental Impact Assessment for the site Central Govt commandeered for Dover Inland Border Facility. We note that 8 of the 11 opposition Labour councillors voted against the weak line taken […]

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Cllr Mike Eddy proposed motion thanking NHS and all front-line workers

At the meeting of Walmer Parish Council held on 3 February, Cllr Mike Eddy proposed a motion thanking NHS and all front-line workers for their efforts during Covid. The motion reads: “Members of Walmer Parish Council record their grateful thanks to all those clinicians and support staff throughout society who have worked so tirelessly throughout […]

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Fast Growing support for Dover people’s campaign for central London government to RE-LOCATE the INLAND BORDER FACILITY for safety reasons.

On the evening of Fri 29th January 2021, a well-informed senior source attached to the Port of Dover, spoke to Sarah Gleave, local Green Party Campaigner. This conversation flagged up various issues regarding the selection of the White Cliffs business park, Dover District’s only retail park, (and a site next door to the new, expensive […]

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Statement for the DDC Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Meeting of 18th January 2021.

Regarding Agenda item 14 – DDC Climate Change Strategy. From : Green Party nominee on DDC Climate Change Working Group, Sarah Gleave / Mike Eddy job share. In 2021, especially during the sickness and impoverishment of the pandemic, action to deal with the Climate and Ecological crisis is not just a desirable add-on, to trim […]

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