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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 Apr 2007

Head-to-head over science park plans

CAMPAIGNERS battling Kent Science Park's controversial expansion plans hope they will inspire villagers to vote one of their members on to Swale Council.
02 Apr 2007

Countryside-protection group in more Westminster meetings

The Five Parishes Opposition Group and the Kent branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Kent) have once again met with high-level policymakers to discuss greenfield building plans around the Kent Science Park (KSP) near Sittingbourne.
01 Apr 2007

Lynsted could get A2/M2 link road

Judging by comments made by Andrew Bowles leader of Swale Council and Gordon Henderson conservative spokesman their favoured route for an A2/M2 link would be through Lynsted.
28 Mar 2007

New KSP planning application

The Kent Science Park has just applied for a change of use on one building away from ‘Scientific and Development Purposes’ to ‘Non-residential education and training centres’. 

The building originally destined for 40 small start companies will now provide training facilities just 15 students.
20 Mar 2007

Response from Downing Street

We have today received a copy of a letter from sent from Downing Street to Derek Wyatt in response to a copy of the petition which he lodged on our behalf.
08 Mar 2007

Countryside protection group’s Downing Street delivery

The Five Parishes Opposition Group (FPOG), dedicated to saving some of north Kent’s finest countryside from destruction, took its message to the top on Thursday 8 March. The group delivered a 3,200-signature petition to 10 Downing Street, then met with ministers in an effort to persuade central government it must not allow greenfield house and road building to fund the sprawling development of the Kent Science Park.
06 Mar 2007

BBC coverage of protest march

A protest march has been held against plans for a major expansion of the Kent Science Park. Campaigners fear the effect thousands of new homes and a link to the M2 motorway will have on Sittingbourne.

03 Mar 2007

Protest march a great success

The Five Parishes Opposition Group claimed a huge victory today when hundreds of residents from all over Swale took to the streets to join their protest march against the proposals put forward by the Kent Science Park which would see hundreds are acres of countryside needlessly destroyed.
01 Mar 2007

Libs Dems to march in protest at Science Park plans

Several local Lib Dems will be joining the march organised by the Five Parishes Opposition Group in protest at the proposals for 4500 - 5000 new houses as part of the Kent Science Park expansion.
27 Feb 2007

Not allowed to speak

Today Conservative Swale Cllr Gareth Randall, who isn’t our ward councillor, has very kindly sent along his newsletter so we could read his views on the Kent Science Park.