Estuary View Planning Application - Whitstable Society Draft Response

The hybrid planning application CA//14/02339: Estuary View Business Park plots and land next to Chaucer Business Park – Developer George Wilson Developments and Kimberley Developments.

This so called ‘hybrid’ planning application is for various additional medical/care facilities at Estuary View, with access via the existing roundabout on the Old Thanet Way, and a new retail park on a separate site to the east (on the Long Reach side) using a new junction on the Old Thanet Way.

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CANTERBURY DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

The Council has now submitted the draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate to be examined by an independent Inspector. Copies of evidence base reports and representations have also been submitted to the Inspectorate.

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Whitstable Society Draft Response to proposed Committee System for Canterbury City Council

These are the views of the Whitstable Society on what is needed in the new committee system. 24/9/14

The spectrum of decisions from very local to District
The new system and consideration of it needs to recognise and explicitly deal with the fact that decisions vary from:
1) those of consequence to one or a small group of people or a small area which can be equitably and efficiently dealt with by very local consultation without even the need to go near a committee.

.................................... on the spectrum through to....................................
2) a matter that only has an impact or consequences for one settlement

.................................... on the spectrum through to.............................................
3) matters small or large in themselves which regardless of size affect or can affect the whole District.

Museum Public Meeting - Friday 12th September

Please note that on Friday 12th September there will be a public meeting about the future of Whitstable Museum at St Alphege Infant School, Oxford Street, starting at 7pm.

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Summer Concert 16th July 2014

Whitstable Society Summer Concert

Canterbury City Council Draft Local Plan - Public information evening 1st July 2014

The council recently advertised, in the local press and on the council’s web-site, some public information evenings on the Local Plan, around the district. They have reminded us of the dates and locations of the next events.

The Whitstable session is on:
Tuesday 1 July - at the Whitstable Community College CT5 1PX

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New Programme for 2014/2015

By now, all members should have received their membership cards for 2014-15.
The card lists the programme for this year's monthly members meetings at The Castle.
The Events Page on this website has been updated with the new programme as well

Annual General Meeting - 19th February 2014

The 2014 AGM took place at the members meeting on the 19th February.

The details can be seen on the News page of this website, a couple of minor changes to the constitution were approved and the amended version can be accessed from the About Us page.

Subs are now due for next year - a renewal/application form can be printed from this website on the membership page.

Whitstable Society Programme 2014/15

This Saturday ( the 25th January) the committeee will be meeting to put forward ideas and suggestions for potential guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
We are very interested to hear any suggestions that you may have regarding the topics you would like to be covered, or indeed recovered.
If you are paticularly interested in a subject and would like to hear from someone about it please let us know.

The Canterbury Society - Campaign for Local Democracy

See below for information about a meeting on the 5th February organised by the Canterbury Society

CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY: SHOULD WE CHANGE THE GOVERNANCE SYSTEM IN THE CANTERBURY DISTRICT?

Invitation to a meeting
This is an invitation to an important meeting which is taking place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 5th February. It is going to all residents’ groups and parish councils in the area, and we hope you will pass the invitation on to your members.

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