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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Pollution

Please click on the second link down in 'Section 2 - Otterpool Waste Application' entitled Pollution. This contains a response from Defra regarding potentially contaminated land. 
Once you have please click on the back-arrow at the top left of your screen, or the 'Home page' link in Section 1 to return to here, 

Monday, 30 May 2011

Richborough Waste Treatment site approved

An article  re the above was published in the Kent on Sunday, dated May 29th, 2011. The full article can be viewed by clicking on the top link entitled 'Richborough Waste site approved' of 'Section 2 - Otterpool Waste Application'.

Note - the article is in the bottom right corner. You can reposition the page by holding the mouse down over the page and then moving it slightly. Click on the page to enlarge. Once finished click on the back arrow to return to here.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

KCC Planning website now has documents and drawings that led to the approval

Information re the above, including how to view, can be seen by clicking on the top link in the coloured Section 2 in the right-hand column. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to here.

Waste Management companies active in the South-East

On page 2 of the 'Remade - Southeast' wbsite is a list of the details of waste management companies active in the South East. The dots represent the type of waste each company will collect.

http://www.remade-southeast.co.uk/rse/docs/Projects/ashford/ConstructionWaste.pdf

When you have finished, just click on the back-arrow in the top left of the screen to return to here.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

KCC invite Residents' Asociation representatives to meet - your questions please

A team from the Residents Association has been invited to Maidstone to meet the KCC Planners on Tuesday 31st July. It might be that because we have ‘not gone quietly’, they want to introduce a bit of ‘management’ to wrap us up once and for all. So we would like you to send us the questions or comments you want to make to sellindgeresidents@gmail.com and we shall ensure not only are we not wrapped up but that we begin the task of unwrapping KCC! They need to experience the consequences upon us, of the kind of actions they have taken. Do not let them just walk away. They are responsible. We will have to live with the consequences and so should they.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Contacts Information - including who to contact re what

As requested, at the recent Village meeting, contact details have been added to the website to assist with matters including:
  • Questions to ask the appropriate Council members regarding in particular the Otterpool Waste Planning application and associated issues
  • Freedom of Information requests, or 
  • Any other communication/questions you may have for your local representatives
These contact details (including postal and email address and their area of responsibility can be found by clicking on the link 'Contacts' in Section 1. Once you have finished with the 'Contacts' section then please click on the backward arrow in the top left of the screen to return to here.

BBC Radio Kent - Ronald Lello - live - Tuesday 24th May, 7.45am and 8.45am

BBC Radio Kent will be interviewing live our Chairman, Ronald Lello, tomorrow Tuesday 24th May, during their early 6am to 9 am programme - "Breakfast with John Warnett and Clare McDonnell". The 2 interview slots are scheduled at  7.45am and 8.45am, although the actual times cannot be guaranteed.
BBC Kent will be asking about the Village meeting held on Tuesday 10th May and the repercussions.
If you missed it then its available for the next 7 days via the BBC Kent radio link (see below) for the next 7 days. Click on the link for the programme  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00grj74 and this takes you to the BBC Kent iPlayer screen for the programme. Now you can go straight to each of the interviews in the programme by clicking near the top of the screen, in the bar to the right of the play/pause icon under the BBC Kent logo:
1) The first interview slot starts at 1 hour, 49 minutes into the programme
2) The second interview slot starts at 2 hours, 38 minutes into the programme.

Once you have listened to the interviews just click on the back arrow in the top left of the screen as normal to return to here.  

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Residents plan how to protest - Anger over developments

The article re the above, published in the Folkestone Herald, dated 19th May, following the Village meeting on Tuesday 10th May, can be viewed by clicking on the top link in the coloured Section 2 in the right-hand column. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to here.

Villagers 'treated with contempt' by planners - Kentish Express article following meeting on Tuesday 10th May

The article published in the Kentish Express, dated 12th May, following the Village meeting on Tuesday 10th May, can be viewed by clicking on the second link in the coloured Section 2 in the right-hand column. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to here.

Let's sort out this problem

The article re the above, published in the Folkestone Herald, dated 19th May can be viewed by clicking on the second link in the coloured 'Section 4 - Lorry Park' in the right-hand column. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to here.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Village Meeting 10th May 2011 - YourShepway

In  this weeks edition of YourShepway, page 3, the following article appeared. Click on it to enlarge. Once read please click on the arrow in the top left to return to here.

YourShepway - Village meeting

Energy firm bid to put up 80m sensors - Folkestone Herald 12th May

The following article was on Page 2 in the Folkestone Herald, dated 12th May 2011. Click once on the image below to enlarge so you can read it more easily. Once you have finished, click on the back arrow in the top left of the screen. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Sellindge and District Residents' Association

If anyone has any thoughts, comments or copies or copies of correspondence with officials, please send these to Ronald Lello, Chairman, on  sellindgeresidents@gmail.com  

If you have information to be added to the website for all to see, please send this to Dave Motley (your name will be included unless you state otherwise) at dave@davemotley.co.uk   


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Invite to KCC to the Sellindge public Village meeting this Tuesday 10th May + Separate meeting with Ronald and key players

Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 3:39 PM
Subject: RE: Greetings
Dear Mr Lello,
Thank you for your email.  As my earlier email refers I am arranging a separate meeting with you and a number of other interested parties to discuss concerns that have been raised on the Otterpool Quarry planning application.  The decision has however been taken in accordance with the planning process and therefore cannot be revisited.  As part of that process the views of the locally community were taken into account and there were two site visits and public meetings arranged by the County Council along with public speaking to the Planning Applications Committee.  As I have advised in previous correspondence, as the development was in accordance with planning policy for waste development the views of the local community were not  over-riding in this instance. Planning decisions have to be made on planning grounds and are not determined on the basis of popularity.  On this basis, I see no need for a further public meeting.
Kind regards

Sharon  

Sharon Thompson
Head of Planning Applications 
Planning and Environment,
Enterprise and Environment
Kent County Council  Invicta House, County Hall, MaidstoneKent ME14 1XX
Internal: x6052
External: 01622 696052
 Please consider the environment before printing this email


From: Ronald Lello [mailto:ronald@millenniumtrust.co.uk]
Sent: 05 May 2011 15:39
To: Thompson, Sharon - EE PE
Cc: Carter, Paul - LEADER; King, Richard - MEM
Subject: Re: Greetings
Dear Sharon,
Thank you very much for notice of a proposed meeting with you all. We look forward to that.
Regarding the Sellindge meeting, I should say that this meeting will be highly significant. A large number of villagers feel alienated, really alienated, from the process of local government in Kent. (Please refer to Kent Express www.kentonline.co.uk  Hythe and Romney 28th April page 18) It is very difficult to understand how this can be allowed to happen in 21st century Britain. I am shocked by it. It is therefore in my view unthinkable that someone from KCC will not be here to answer questions. We all know that it will not necessairly be an easy evening but surely that goes with the job. I find it particularly disturbing that Paul Carter will not be coming or that he has not suggested someone to deputise for him. It seems to me that there must be someone in Kent Administration or Planning or the ruling political group who could deputise for you or Richard or Paul Carter - what about Mr Smith of Tonbridge? He had plenty to say. I remember him for his implacable conviction, so surely a man with such persuation of mind would leap at the chance of answering questions.
If no one attends you cannot expect us not to direct the attention of this village, the media and the national media to the implications arising.  Nor can you expect that this issue will automatically fade away. Important national issues are raised by what has happened: we have made no decisions yet but we are currently consulting with others with direct interests and are considering potential action with others on a larger stage.
I look forward to you response,
Kindest Regards
Ronald 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: Greetings

Dear Ronald
Thank you for your e-mail of 27 April regarding an invitation to attend a public meeting being held in Sellindge on the evening of Tuesday 10 May.  Unfortunately, neither the Chair of the Planning Applications Committee, Richard King, or myself are available to attend.
However, in an earlier e-mail of 18 April and addressed to Richard King, you requested a meeting with Mr King, myself and the case officers involved in this application.  We are currently in the process of arranging such a meeting at County Hall and hope to be able to contact you soon with some date options.  We, therefore, do not consider there is also a need for another wider Parish meeting.
Kind regards


Sharon  

Sharon Thompson
Head of Planning Applications 
Planning and Environment,
Enterprise and Environment
Kent County Council  Invicta House, County Hall, MaidstoneKent ME14 1XX
Internal: x6052
External: 01622 696052

 Please consider the environment before printing this email


From: Ronald Lello [mailto:ronald@millenniumtrust.co.uk]
Sent: 27 April 2011 15:17
To: Thompson, Sharon - EE PE
Subject: Greetings
Dear Sharon,
Well, there seems to be a lot of letters, messages and emails flying around at the moment. I have also promised to join in by way of a long letter to you, but this email is not intended to be part of the main game. On this occasion I am writing to offer you an opportunity to bring some peace, quiet and repose to this part of Kent.
As you will be aware, much bitterness, frustration and cynicism abounds in Sellindge and district. This has been generated by the conduct of the KCC Planning team and the Planning Committee at the meeting in March. As I have said, I shall be writing to you about this in some detail. For now I just want to say that the anger is so strong here that we no longer have a Parish Council. Just two people, the Chairman and one other member have agreed to serve. The other members are retiring and we cannot find anyone to replace them. And this is in a village where 96% signed a petition, 700 marched and all meetings have overflowed. When asked, likely Parish Council candidates have said 'Why bother?' They all refer to the way KCC have and did, totally ignore the case which had been made by, we might say, 100% of the population plus Shepway, Damian Collins MP, all the parish councils, the race-course and the rest - just totally ignored it. Didn't even refer to it. And that is why we Sellindgers - politically active as we are - will not have a Parish Council next month.
Well Sharon, I do not want to labour the point in this Email letter. I shall be developing this and other points later. What I would like to do is help you find a way to neutralise all this anger, bitterness and frustration. We are having a public meeting in the village on the evening of the 10th May and I thought it would be a jolly good idea if you came along to explain to everyone just how the KCC Planning Office and Committee works and answer a few questions at the same time. Sellindgers are a good natured lot and I am sure you would get a warm welcome. And to keep you company I shall be inviting Mr Paul Carter and Mr Richard King - I am sure they will take good care of you as well. And besides the good people just mentioned, I thought I'd invite the media by sending them copies of this letter. We would be most obliged if you could say whether you are able to come, as soon as possible, because I would like to feature you on our publicity. I am sure that with your capabilities and experience of talking to the Planning Committee you can sway the meeting - I have even heard that some people want to rename Otterpool to Sharon's Quarry but I think the majority want the new name to be 'Carter's Folly'.
I look forward to your early reply,
Kindest Regards
Ronald Lello - Chairman Sellindge and District Residents Association

Village Meeting Tuesday 10th May - School - at 7.30pm

Save Sellindge – The Fight Goes On
There will be a meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at Sellindge School to hear the latest position and discuss future actions on the issues facing Sellindge including:
  • Otterpool Waste Application
  • The Wind Farm
  • The Lorry Park
  • Shepway Housing proposal including the Village Green
  • The Racecourse
We have invited Paul Carter and Sharon Thompson of KCC to talk to the Village regarding the Otterpool Waste Application proposal, their thoughts and their decision – will they come along?
Its Our Village!! – don’t let them decide its future for us - Please come along as We need to hear your views!!

New information added - mainly Section 2 - Otterpool Waste and Section 6 - Correspondence with KCC

In the right-hand column, there have been information added this weekend gathered over the last few weeks (apologies for the delay). These are highlighted by beginning with '*** 1) New - ', etc. As usual, click on the link to view (click on the image where applicable to enlarge) and once finished click on the back arrow to return to here.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sellindge Village News April 2011 - article by Ronald Lello, Chairman of the Residents Association

SELLINDGE & DISTRICT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION WHY BOTHER?  -  LET’S JUST ‘GET CARTER’ INSTEAD!

Yes why bother? What happened at the KCC Planning Committee Meeting in March which approved the Countrystyle application to build a Recycling Plant at Otterpool Quarry? What happened? First of all, our Susan – Cllr Carey made an excellent speech. What a pity the rest of them ignored it. Two members fell asleep soon after it began – although it is true they woke up in time to vote. One member made a speech about visiting the Airport Café many years ago and ‘didn’t find it up to much’.  Most of those who did speak concentrated on what a very good idea it was to have a huge waste materials processing plant in the middle of the Kent countryside especially because it is surrounded by famous tourist attractions. “Paint it Heritage Green, chuck in a few trees and no one will even notice it.” typifies the  level of erudition. Seemingly, it is all part of a KCC Planning Committee’s scheme to industrialise this part of rural Kent. The members meekly followed instructions given by the planners in the most one sided presentation that I can ever remember. There was no debate. No balanced examination of the issues. No concern or support for the lone Upper Otterpool dwelling or the independent Airport Café  - the small Davids against the Goliaths. Not a single mention of the
Petition just presented by Cllr Susan Carey demonstrating an incredible 96% of Sellindge villagers together with very high support from the other villages, rejecting the proposal.  The implacable opposition of the Shepway District Council and Planning Authority, the Parish Councils, the CPRE,  the small local organisations  - in fact the opposition of almost the entire local population - was dismissed out of hand and without discussion or examination. No, instead of intelligent debate there was just a lot of old fogies sat around talking about paragraph 3 sub section ii  . . . . For three years we have worked to show just why this proposal is the right activity but in the wrong place. We have published our objections and even made a film about them. We have checked that the objections provide the substance for proper planning reasons to reject the proposal. We have provided the Planning Officers with our views in good time, unlike their disgraceful 4 working day notice of their 82 page, error prone and dense report. Even the vital Conditions are only being published as this is being written.
The whole exercise seems to be a defeat for the democratic process. And as for Localism – forget it! This whole process has caused either immobilising cynicism or real anger and frustration in this village. Localism?  The Big Society? God help us. So why bother? Almost all the members of the planning committee fell in behind Chief Planner, Sharon Thompson’s pre-written summing up, which like the edicts of Mozart’s Queen of the Night, was a fine example of extreme obscurantism.  Tightly armoured with their mechanistic formulae, the planners condemned our cause.  Apart from perhaps three members, not a single thought for the community who live here. What really disturbed me was the way they all regarded their reductionist versions of planning regulations as true reasoning, while anything to do with real human beings was regarded as unstable emotionalism - something unreliable and un-defendable. ‘Human beings cost KCC money so let’s leave them out of this’ is the ruling idea. Well our message for them is we are human beings and we are going to make sure they know it.  This is why we bother. In fact we bother so much that we invite Paul Carter who sits on top of the KCC pile, drawing a substantial pay and allowance packet, (when did he last visit Sellindge?) together with Sharon Thompson who I doubt is under-paid, Cllr Christopher Smith, the grey-suited hatchet man of Maidstone, together with John Champney (less said about him the better) to address a meeting of Sellindge villagers. Yes, it seems a good idea to ‘Get Carter’! We need him.
Ronald Lello Chairman Sellindge and District Residents Association  01303 813 140   sellindgeresidents@Gmail.com

Planning Application for Wind farm - 80 metres high monitoring masts

Recently, in the local papers, a Planning Application was published for two 80 metres (the paper corrected the 80 foot to 80 metres) high monitoring masts to be erected to conduct the 'suitability tests' for the Wind farm. Any objections need to be submitted by 5th May. A direct link to the Planning Application on Shepway's website is at the top of 'Section 3 - Wind farms' in the right-hand column. Any comments need to be submitted within 21 days of the application (I think that means by tomorrow 5th May?)
The following article was in the Kentish Express. As usual, click on the picture to enlarge it. Once finished reading, click on the back arrow in the top left of the screen to return to here.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Planning Application for 6 wind turbines at Harringe Brooks, off Otterpool Lane


Below is the Planning Application, Y12/0451/SH, for a wind energy development comprising the erection of six wind turbines, each with a maximum overall height of up to 125m together with access tracks, crane pad areas, electricity sub-station, temporary construction compound and amended vehicular access being accompanied by an Environmental Statement.  Land 500M South West Otterpool Manor Barn (adj. Harringe Brooks Wood) Otterpool Lane Sellindge Kent


Please click on the link below to access the application in detail. 

When finished click on the back-arrow in the top left corner of the screen to return to here and navigate around the website as usual.  

Planning Application for 6 Wind Turbines at Harringe Brooks

Monday, 2 May 2011

Parish Council response to the Wind turbine Application Y12/0241/SH land adjoining Sommerfield Court Farm


From: Bob Edden [mailto:bobedden@aol.com]
Sent: 24 April 2012 22:14
To: Dave Motley
Cc: Ronald Lello
Subject: Fwd: Planning application Y12/0241/SH

Dave

Attached, see this link Parish Council response  is the response from Sellindge PC concerning the single wind turbine.  It has been sent to Shepway so is in the public domain and can go onto our website.

Regards
Bob Edden

From: NNWFursdon@aol.com
Date: 24 April 2012 12:57:29 GMT+01:00
To: bobedden@aol.com
Subject: Planning application Y12/0241/SH
Hi

Attached is the Parish Council response to planning application

Y12/0241/SH  Land adjoining Sommerfield Court Farm, Barrow Hill, Sellindge.

Erection of single wind turbine

Cheers

Nigel Fursdon

1 Swan lane Planning Application - need to visit the site before making any decision


This letter is self explanatory.  I really cannot see how the proposed houses could have a drive each and not cause problems at an already dangerous corner.
Regards,
Mavis

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Subject: General-Enquiry
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Date: Tuesday, 24 April, 2012, 18:51
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to : planning
subject : General-Enquiry
Feedback or comments : Dear Planning Department, I understand that a planning application for the development of a row of three terraced houses, and the alteration of an existing house into two dwellings, sited at 1 Swan Green, Sellindge TN25 6HB has been applied for. My reason for writing to you is that I would hope you would have visited this site before passing any such application. The existing house is on the corner of the busy A20, at the junction between Downs Way and Swan Lane. I feel that this would add to the already dangerous traffic at this corner, because the Downs Way junction is quite narrow, and already, traffic turning into Swan Lane from the A20 finds itself suddenly at the T junction here. Also traffic leaving Downs Way has some difficulty getting into Swan Lane, especially when turning right, has to account for vehicles swinging round the corner from the A20. Any further buildings would of course require a drive, and I cannot see any place for these that in some way would not contribute to further problems. Could you please tell me if a delegation of the planning committee has visited the site? Also, has any consideration been given to the disruption the building work would cause those already living in the vicinity? Thank you, Mavis Turton

Kent County Council Mineral and Waste Site Plans - Preferred Options Consultation


From: Rachel.Cutler@kent.gov.uk [mailto:Rachel.Cutler@kent.gov.uk]
Sent: 25 May 2012 17:59
To: dave@davemotley.co.uk
Subject: Kent County Council Mineral and Waste Site Plans - Preferred Options Consultation

Dear Consultee,

Formal Notice of the Preparation of Kent County Council’s Minerals and Waste Local Plan

-Mineral Sites Plan ‘Preferred Options’ Stage Consultation, and
-Waste Sites Plan ‘Preferred Options’ Stage Consultation

Kent County Council is part way through the process of preparing new Minerals and Waste Local Plans. The final framework will be in three parts – The Minerals and Waste Plan (formerly called the Core Strategy), a Mineral Sites Plan and a Waste Sites Plan.

This email[1] is to notify you and invite you to join the consultation on the current versions of the documents, which are at an important stage in their preparation.

You are invited to give us your views on:
  1. what these documents should contain;
  2. the proposed preferred option sites for minerals extraction and supply and waste management;
  3.  the sites not selected as preferred options;
  4. the evidence base that has been prepared to inform the plans (including the draft Local Aggregate Assessment, the Waste Needs Assessment update, the accompanying Interim Sustainability Appraisal, the Habitat Regulations Assessment, the Strategic Flood Risk Assessments and details explaining how the site assessment process was carried out).

The Mineral Sites and the Waste Sites Plans consultation at this ‘preferred options’ stage is the second time we have asked for your views in the process of preparing these plans. The responses from the 2011 site plans consultations at ‘options’ stage have assisted us in the site assessment and selection process, and are saved as part of the evidence base. Both documents now identify the sites that are considered to be the best and most sustainable sites needed by Kent for minerals and waste management up to the end of 2030. There are now 25 preferred option sites for mineral supply and 21 preferred option sites for waste management. The remaining sites are identified as ‘not allocated’ sites.

We would like your views on these preferred options. The responses received from this second round of consultations will help us with the preparation of the final plans.

These consultations close at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2012.

To submit your views we recommend that you use our online consultation portat atl http://consult.kent.gov.uk/portal to inspect the consultation documents and evidence base topic papers, and the accompanying Sustainability Assessment Commentary and Habitat Regulations Assessment Report.

If you prefer, you can email your comments to mwdf@kent.gov.uk or write to us at: MWLP Project Team, Planning and Environment, Kent County Council, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX. All submitted comments will be published on our online consultation portal.

You can inspect copies of the two main consultation documents at the main Kent County Council offices[2], in Gateways, and in local libraries.

Please contact us at the addresses above or visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/mwdf for further information.

Yours faithfully

Lillian Harrison
Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Manager


[1] made in accordance with Regulation 25 of Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2204) (as amended by the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1371) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
[2] Sessions House, Maidstone; Joynes House, Gravesend; Kroner House, Ashford; Kings Hill Office, West Malling; St. Peter's House, Broadstairs. 
Here is an email I (dave motley) received from Shepway regarding the Inspectors's Interim Report.

Click on the link below to see the report, together with the Council's responses on other matters (Sellindge comes under Matter 5).

Once finished, click on the back-arrow in the top left of the screen to return to here and then navigate around the website as usual (another back-arrow or click on the 'Home' page link in Section 1 of the right-hand column).
________________________________________________________________

From: alexandra.sansom@shepway.gov.uk [mailto:alexandra.sansom@shepway.gov.uk]
Sent: 18 May 2012 14:19
Subject: Shepway Core Strategy - Inspector's Interim Report

Following the conclusion of the Shepway Core Strategy Public Examination Hearings held 2nd to 10th May, the Inspector’s interim report is now available on the website at:


 Regards
Alex

Ms Alex Sansom
Programme Officer
Shepway District Council Core Strategy Examination
Tel: 01303 853393
Ext: 3393
c/- Shepway District Council, Civic Centre

The wind farm rebellion blows across Britain

The 2 articles below were published on 31st May 2012 in the Daily Mail. To read the articles more easily (enlarge the print) click on the image below. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 




Inspector rejects plan for racecourse homes

The article below was published on 17th May 2012 in the Kentish Express. To read the article more easily (enlarge the print) click on the image below. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 


Planning inspector says no to 820 homes

The article below was published on 17th May 2012 in the Folkestone Herald. To read the article more easily (enlarge the print) click on the image below. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 


Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Bugler - Sellindge & District - Issue No. 1

The very first edition of the Sellindge and District Bugler was officially launched on Tuesday, 1st May. This is quite timely as we need all the help that we can get from local residents, not only in Sellindge but also the environs – A truly MAYDAY operation.
The full-colour news sheet is distributed to every home in Sellindge and this online version is for friends and supporters from further afield. Our team would love to hear your comments and views via our email address  sellindgeresidents@gmail.com
Les Barratt. Editor
____________________________________________

Please click on the link just below entitled 'The Bugler'  to view a copy of The Bugler - Issue 1. This will open up in a new tab, leaving the main website open in this tab. 


The Bugler

Village Meeting 10th May - Sellindge - New Developments


Bugler - page 1

Wind turbines have a place - its out at sea

The article below was published on 10th May 2012 in the Folkestone Herald. To read the article more easily (enlarge the print) click on the image below. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 


Huntspill Windfarms Appllication - refused ...

Huntspill Windfarms

Below is a link to an interesting article about EDF Energy and EcoTricity planning to build 5 & 4 massive wind turbines respectively on the Somerset levels. Unlike the windmills of old, these huge machines will dominate the landscape and will have harmful local environmental impacts. Both applications were refused ..... read on

www.huntspillwindfarms.org.uk

Y12/0241/SH - Barrow Hill - Stanford Parish Council objects

To make it easier to read the image (enlarge the print)below, click on the image once. Once finished reading, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 



Planning Application for two 80m Test Masts Otterpool Lane - March 2011


Below is information regarding the original Planning Application for the two 80m test masts off Otterpool Lane - March 2011

When finished reading click on the back-arrow at the top of the page twice to return to the start or on the 'Home' page link.  

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Planning » Application Summary


Y11/0270/SH | Erection of two 80m high, wind monitoring masts (mast structure comprising of maximum 254 mm thick steel tubes supported by guy ropes), with associated meteorological instruments, for a temporary period not exceeding 18 months. | Land 500 Metres South West Otterpool Manor Barn Otterpool Lane Sellindge Kent

Click on this link to go directly to the Shepway Planning Application web page for this application.

http://searchplanapps.shepway.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do;jsessionid=C94721CCFB91E191DBDF957385DE5054?action=firstPage

Sellindge Converter Station and overhead power lines work

SDC Cllr Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee published in the Sellindge Village news - May 2012 - her report, which included a section on the above as follows:

"I visited the National Grid at the Sellindge Converter Station and was given a presentation on their development proposals. This involves a new sub-station and storage area (but within the current site) with construction starting late summer and lasting approximately 18 months to 2 years. There are also plans to carry out extensive refurbishment of the overhead lines from Sellindge to Canterbury and Sellindge to Dungeness starting in 2013 and taking a year to complete. I am assured that all heavy traffic will be directed from the M20 via Junction 10 and not through Sellindge and that this is a condition embedded in all contracts. The National Grid will work closely with the local community to maintain good relations."

Wind farms to be vetoed after backbenchers revolt

The article below was published on 16th April 2012. To read the article more easily (enlarge the print) click on the image below. Once finished, click on the back-arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the website and then navigate your way around as usual. Use the 'Home' page link in Section 1 to return to the start. 

CPRE - Stopping industrialisation of the countryside


From: "Campaign to Protect Rural England" <Campaign.to.Protect.Rural.England@cmp.ctt-news.org>
Date: 2 May 2012 12:52:38 GMT+01:00
To: "bobedden@aol.com" <bobedden@aol.com>
Subject: Stopping industrialisation of the countryside
Reply-To: "Campaign to Protect Rural E" <re-6A4-SISB-O8RWA-BZ938@cmp.ctt-news.org>
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Campaign to Protect Rural England

From Laura Jansen, CPRE's campaigns team

2 May 2012


Good afternoon Robert,

I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone since I emailed you last. We’re still busy putting together detailed briefings on the National Planning Policy Framework. These will help local groups influence planning at the local level. Other important campaign news:


Stopping the industrialistion of the countryside
We’ve just published new research that highlights the dramatic proliferation of onshore wind turbines. We need more renewable energy, however, wind turbine proposals are increasingly threatening valued landscapes and some of the most tranquil areas of England.

onshore wind turbines

Please join us in calling for a better approach to onshore wind development.

There is no easy way to provide the country with the energy we need. Onshore wind in the right places has a part to play in this, but we are seeing more and more giant turbines sited in inappropriate locations. And communities feel increasingly powerless in the face of speculative applications from big, well-funded developers. CPRE wants a locally accountable and strategically planned approach to onshore wind development.

Please urge your MP to contact the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, to tackle this critical issue for England's landscapes.
Email your MP
Read Our report


Star count survey results out now
You may have taken part in our star count at the start of this year to help us plot the spread of light pollution over time.

Our survey results show that more than half of those participating still experience severe light pollution. We’re using these results – and the useful references to light pollution in the final National Planning Policy Framework - to press for change. We think there is much that can be done relatively easily, such as councils re-designing lighting, or switching it off when it is not needed.
Orion

Tackling light pollution isn’t just about ensuring that we all have a spectacular view of the stars; excessive light can also disrupt wildlife and affect people’s sleeping patterns.
> Take a look at light pollution in your area


Thank you very much for your continued support,

Laura's signature

Laura Jansen



Meeting - Thursday 10th May at 7.30pm - Sellindge School

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Village Meeting - 10th May

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Village Meeting Poster

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