"I am opposed to expansion of the Kent Science Park and opposed to massive housing developments south of the A2"
Cllr Mike Whiting prior to supporting HIF bid
In East London, South Essex and North Kent a collaborative approach to existing and potential green space has been developed by partnerships of local authorities and others, embracing the concept of the Green Grid. The precise approach varies from place to place, but in each case the Green Grid emphasises the importance of physically linking together parcels of green space. In addition, Green Grid pays particular attention to the practical environmental, economic and social benefits which both urban and rural green space can deliver, and it serves to champion the need for increased landscape integrity to all its supporting partners.*
(*Definition from the ODPM website)