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"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

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11 Jun 2014

Secretive Plans for New Motorway Junction Fast Tracked as Top Priority

Plans for the speculative new £20 million junction are set to leapfrog all other transport priorities in Swale including the completion of the Northern Relief Road and improvements to Stockbury Roundabout.
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01 Apr 2012

The case for major expansion of the Kent Science Park has certainly not been proven.

First we had planning applications for new buildings, then before these were let and some still haven’t even been built, there was a urgent requirement for expansion beyond the security fence to retain Ecologia and service interest from potential new tenants.
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26 Mar 2012

Rural roads to suffer if Southern Relief Road is built

New evidence only made available today as part of the consultation exercise expels many of the myths surrounding the Southern Relief Road including the so-called benefits to the rural road network.
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04 Mar 2012

Success claims highly questionable

Recent press releases from the Kent Science Park would have you believe that the park has been successful despite the downturn in the economy, with a number of new tenants taking residence. However only a year ago the park had reported a massive drop in the number of tenants based at the park down from 84 to just 60 companies.
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18 Dec 2011

Failure to attract new tenants put down to access issues.

Swale Borough Council has reported that it is their understanding that the Kent Science Park’s failure to enact on previously agreed planning applications is due to the lack of access.
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18 Dec 2011

Expansion of the Kent Science Park highly unlikely in the next 20 years according to Swale Borough Council

The Council have stated that inclusion of the Kent Science Park within the Core Strategy is a significant risk which could undermine the Core Strategy itself, as deliverability and therefore soundness of the plan as a whole would be compromised.

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17 Dec 2011

Costing in excess of £100 million to create just 1,250 local jobs by 2056 is the Sittingbourne Southern Relief Road worth it?

With traffic relief to the town centre its major selling point, and most of the surrounding network predicted to get far worse can this road even be justified on transport grounds?

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16 Dec 2011

Bad news for Swale as the Borough Council predicts that only a third of jobs will go to locals

As the Borough Council weighs up the evidence for expanding the Kent Science Park, it is revealed that in line with the traffic modelling projections, the prediction is that a vast majority of the planned jobs would go to people from outside Swale.
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06 Nov 2011

Finally the evidence that exposes the myths surrounding the benefits of the Southern Relief Road

We can finally put to bed some of the myths that a Sittingbourne Southern Relief Road will be a significant factor in regenerating Swale’s fortunes.

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26 Oct 2011

'No more relief roads for another 20 years'

THERE will be no major congestion-busting additions to Sittingbourne's road network over the next 10 years, it has been suggested.
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