"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
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.
Locate in Kent have repeatedly being relied upon for allegedly impartial advice, expertise and employment data regarding the Kent Science Park in matters ranging from a Public Inquiry to voicing opinions on planning applications.
Pete Raine former director of Locate in Kent is now the Director of Regeneration for Swale Borough Council a role which encompasses planning.
Andrew Bowles leader of Swale Borough Council recently cited Locate in Kent as one the experts who were professionally qualified to give their opinion to the planning committee on the subject of the Kent Science Park.