Featured above are the two biggest supporters of turning Princes Parade into an unwanted, unneeded urbanisation: David “Dog toilet” Monk and Jenny Nine homes Hollingsbee; Leader and Deputy Leader respectively. Not only is the proposed development not required, but these two individuals are also not required. Please read on to ensure that this becomes a reality next May.
The application to build 150 houses and a leisure centre on Princes Parade is going before the FHDC Planning Committee, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, on the 16th August.
With a demonstration beginning at 6.15pm and the Council meeting at 7pm, be sure to allow good time for parking.
The application has the approval of the FHDC Planning department, but this could be overturned by the committee, which would be entirely in order, given that those councillors have been put into public office by Folkestone & Hythe residents, who incidentally, share the view that Princes Parade should be left as an open vista for all to enjoy whilst taking the sea air during their daily or weekly pounding of the promenade
We are all aware that certain members of the Planning Committee would like to see Princes Parade as another urbanisation, swelling the coffers of developers and others, but do we really need more housing with well over 14,000 houses already in the local plan; houses that will be way out of reach, price-wise, for local people on a local salary? Here are the committee members who will be voting on whether our land is turned into an unwanted, upmarket housing estate:
- Councillor Alan Ewart-James
- Councillor Clive Goddard (Chairman)
- Councillor Miss Susie Govett
- Councillor Mrs Jennifer Hollingsbee
- Councillor Len Laws
- Councillor Michael Lyons
- Councillor Philip Martin
- Councillor Dick Pascoe
- Councillor Paul Peacock
- Councillor Damon Robinson
- Councillor Russell Tillson
- Councillor Roger Wilkins (Vice-Chair)
Support officer: Kate Clark.
Phone: 01303 853267
Web site: http://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk