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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

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.

In fact just 1,256 jobs are predicted over a twenty five year development, which is unlikely to begin before 2031.
Even the rational for housing numbers to accommodate the new employees has been vastly stripped back to a mere 503 additional houses, down from the 10,000 houses predicted originally.