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  • Princes Parade
    Article: Sep 17, 2020

    At an online extraordinary meeting of Folkestone and Hythe Council on 16th September, the Council considered the adoption of the Local Plan.

    The motion passed 17 for, 12 against and 1 abstention.

    Although this is an important document to the Council, and a tool to limit uncontrolled development in the area, I was not able to support it, and neither did my colleague Gary Fuller. Essentially as part of the plan a number of sites are indentified and listed as suitable for development under certain criteria. One of those listed was Princes Parade, and on that site, and some others, we have a fundamental opposition to the development of the site. I voted against the Plan at Cabinet, and I did so again at Full Council.

  • Folkestone and Hythe District Council logo (Folkestone and Hythe District Council logo)
    Article: Sep 15, 2020

    Chris Philp MP

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

    Home Office, 2 Marsham Street,

    London SW1P 4DF


    14th September, 2020

    Dear Minister

    We are writing to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the manner in which Folkestone & Hythe District Council appears to have been disregarded in any decision-making to house asylum seekers at the Napier Barracks in Folkestone. To add insult to injury we have now been advised that the decision has been made and no-one has had the courtesy to advise the council and its members.

  • Council Housing
    Article: Aug 28, 2020

    On Thursday, I asked F&HDC Cabinet Member for Housing David Godfrey and his Housing Team to clarify the current position on Fire Risk Assessments in Folkestone & Hythe District Council's blocks of flats, and how the the remedial work that those inspecitions have flagged up, are going.

    In an email update this evening, Councillors have been told:

  • Council Housing
    Article: Aug 28, 2020
    By Tim Prater

    Following the decision of Folkestone and Hythe District Council (and the other three partner Councils) to close East Kent Housing and return to direct control of their own housing stock, work has been progressing fast.

    The Council will be taking back direct control from 1 October, and in the run-up and ongoing has started publishing a stakeholders bulletin with progress.

  • Folkestone Garden of Remembrance, Sandgate Road
    Article: Aug 13, 2020
    By Folkestone Town Council

    Following a recent meeting with the Mayor, Veterans Associations and Cadet groups I wanted to update you with regard to what has been agreed for the remainder of Remembrance events in Folkestone during 2020.

    The decisions made have not been undertaken lightly and as a Town Council we have had to consider the following:

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