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"To put the record straight, the owners of Kent Science Park have no wish to develop homes in the vicinity of the science park"

James Speck

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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.
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19 Oct 2009

Gordon Henderson on housing to fund roads

Gordon Henderson explains the danger of using housing to fund roads and how this all went horribly wrong with the Queenborough and Rushenden Relief Road where the developers promises have not materialised.
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18 Sep 2009

Council leader Andrew Bowles says members of the public not professionally qualified to speak at planning meetings

During the planning application for the Kent Science Park, Cllr Bowles instructed members of the planning committee to ignore any comments and evidence given by members of the public as they are not professionally qualified.
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15 Sep 2009

Déjà vu as Kent Science Park announces 500 new jobs

Déjà vu as Kent Science Park announces that it will be creating 500 new jobs in the next five years. First announced in February just two months before losing 152 jobs...
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