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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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17 Jan 2011

Swale’s ‘Pick Your Own’ Consultation

Have your say on Council’s plans for the next 20 years. Also referred to as the ‘Council’s Issues and Strategic Spatial Options’ consultation you are invited to comment on all aspects of Swale’s future from housing and employment through to transport.

16 Jan 2011

Study shows that the Kent Science Park has had no impact on Swales’ Knowledge Based Economy

The myth that the Kent Science Park would elevate the Borough’s status in Kent to become the central focus of a knowledge based economy has finally been laid to rest in a specific study from Swale Borough Council.
15 Jan 2011

Landscape Capacity Study casts doubt over viability of large scale expansion.

The land around the Kent Science Park is according to the report highly sensitive, of high landscape value and has a low capacity for change.
14 Jan 2011

Policy Based Evidence Creation – Making the Evidence fit the Policy

Rather than adopting the traditional approach of relying on evidence to support and formulate planning policy it would appear as though Swale Borough Council are adopting policy based on evidence creation in its forthcoming Core Strategy Consultation.

18 Apr 2010

Locate in Kent funded by Kent Science Park

The inward investment quango set up and funded by largely by KCC and the Kent Developers Group a developer lobbying group whose members include LaSalle Investments operators of Kent Science Park.
17 Apr 2010

Late departure for Arrivals Centre

In the summer of 2008 the Kent Science Park promoted its new Arrivals Centre as part of £25 million investment programme to create 500 jobs over a four to five years period. Nearly two years later the Arrivals Centre which gained planning consent on 11th September 2008 has still not commenced. 
15 Apr 2010

Mass development of Swale countryside back on agenda

Back in June 2008 when site manger of the Kent Science Park James Speck stated that “Rural Link road is not part of science park plans.” we knew it wouldn’t be long before the true scale of the expansion plans came to light.

15 Apr 2010

Kent Science Park propose tax on workers to pay for future expansion plans

LaSalle owners of the Kent Science Park have met with planning officers from Swale Borough Council to discuss possible funding options for A2/M2 link road which include a toll on cars entering the science park.

06 Nov 2009

Industry press give damning indictment of Science Park's vacancy rate

Property Week the leading news magazine in the commercial property market, say that Kent Science Park expansion planning consent marred by vacancy.
19 Oct 2009

Keith Ferrin on KSP's real ambitions

Cllr Keith Ferrin discusses why he believes the Kent Science Park is all about money and housing and nothing to do with science.