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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Village Meeting Thursday 1st September 7.30pm, Sellindge School

Please find below details of  the Village Meeting being held in the Sellindge School Hall on Thursday 1st September at 7.30 pm. We have invited various people from Shepway DC, KCC and other local organisations to speak (briefly) to us about the various issues that are causing so much anxiety at present with the Press in attendance. The agenda is as follows:
1)      The Lorry Park including ideas of Paul Carter
2)    The crucial Shepway plans for the development of this village – plans that may radically change our environment and not necessarily for the better 
3)      The arrival of proposals for a substantial number of wind turbines
4)    The current situation regarding Otterpool Quarry and the role to be played by the Environment Agency in ensuring Countrystyle keep to existing laws in both building the plant and then if they achieve that in obtaining an operation permit.   
This village has earned the respect of many authorities. This is due to the remarkable extent of village support for demonstrations, meetings, surveys of opinion, voicing questions and concerns to KCC etc. and your general willingness to participate.
If we are to continue to influence local authorities and organisations, it is vital that we all maintain this consistent determination. Therefore please come to the Village Meeting, hear the latest re the above issues and have your say and/or vote for what you want. It is not an exaggeration to state that you really can influence what will happen here over the next twenty five years.
Kindest Regards
Ronald Lello

Friday, 5 August 2011

Final Shepway LDF: view and comment - by 23rd September 2011 latest

Here is a copy of an email received by local residents
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 29 July 2011 13:13
Subject: Shepway Local Development Framework: Representations on the Core Strategy proposed submission document.
Dear Sir/Madam
Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004 as amended – Regulations 27 and 28
Shepway Local Development Framework:
Representations on the Core Strategy proposed submission document.
Shepway District Council is writing to notify you of commencement of the period in which you can make formal representations on the above document: 29th July 2011 to 23rd September 2011 (17.00 hrs).
In order to view the proposed submission documents/supporting evidence and to make representations pleas see:
Any representations that are made on the document must relate to its soundness, meaning comments must focus on whether it is justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
After submission of representations and the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State, an Examination in Public will be held by the Planning Inspectorate in early 2012 to determine the soundness of the Shepway LDF Core Strategy.
Representations must be sent in writing will be made public. Further information on the Proposed Submission process and documents is available on: For additional assistance, please email
Please note we will not be able to accept representations after 23rd September 2011, 17.00hrs. 
Yours faithfully
Dave Shore
Planning Policy & Economic Development Manager
Shepway District Council

Village Meeting Thursday 1st September 7.30pm, Sellindge School

Save Sellindge - The Fight Goes on - Meeting Thursday 1st September 7.30pm, Sellindge School

A message from the Chairman of Sellindge and District Residents’ Association - Ronald Lello
Dear Resident,
It is always very difficult to keep one’s output of energy at maximum. Long distance runners certainly can sprint but not for long. We too have to pace ourselves as we confront the various threats to family life in our village.
At our last village meeting it was suggested we meet again at around this time. However, we are still awaiting official publication of the Shepway recommended Core Strategy proposals. Shepway also appear to have gone ahead to grant planning permission for Test Masts for the proposed wind Turbines without informing Sellindge Parish Council of the meeting and we are not certain what will arise from that and whether the granting of permission is legally valid. And there are other unresolved issues. It therefore seems sensible to delay a village meeting until after the August holiday period. 
Accordingly, we have booked the Sellindge school hall for Thursday 1st September for a meeting at 7.30pm. This will be an all-important meeting because it will concern the design of this village for the next 25 years or more. Shepway have distinguished themselves by ensuring that we are consulted and are able to make a contribution to what happens. Therefore your views can have some effect. So please do make every effort to attend on the 1st September. We shall make an effort to bring to your attention what the proposals are and what the various responses might be to them.
We shall also be able to report on an up to date account of Otterpool and the other issues including the Lorry Park.
Let us pray for better weather and hope everyone can enjoy the summer month to come,
Kindest Regards
Ronald Lello

Monday, 1 August 2011

Air Photos of the Wind Turbine Demonstration

See the photos below taken (mostly) from the plane of the Wind Turbine demonstration, illustrating the actual size of a 125m wind turbine, by people forming the shape on the Sellindge Playing Fields. 

Click on the link height comparisons to show a diagram illustrating the height comparison of one of these 6 wind turbines compared to day to day buildings such as a house, a church, a pylon and the London Eye (this will open in a new tab).   

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Speeches Ronald lello referred to at the demonstration

Below are copies of the 2 speeches Ronald Lello referred to during the demonstration. To read these (enlarge the print) click on one of them below and then you can scroll between the two to read the other.

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                                                                SPEECH 1

                                                                 SPEECH 2


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