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Gravesend, Meopham and Culverstone residents attend green belt meeting

PUBLISHED: 13:51 04 November 2011 | UPDATED: 14:33 04 November 2011

Campaigners heckle councillors as they enter Woodville Halls

Campaigners heckle councillors as they enter Woodville Halls

Hundreds of residents attended a public meeting at Woodville Halls, Gravesend, last night (Thursday November 3) held as part of a consultation in to plans to allow the building of hundreds of new homes on green belt land.

Residents from Meopham, Culverstone, Higham, Shorne, Northfleet and Riverview Pak, Gravesend, listened to a speech by the council’s planning officer Wendy Lane and councillor Lee Croxton, reponsible for housing, before asking questions.

Before the meeting which ran from 7pm to about 9pm campaigners waved placards outside.

Gravesham council says it must present a core strategy as part of a Local Development Framwork (LDF) to the government next year or risk losing control of planning applications on a local level.

Protestors want the council to defend their green belt and refuse any attempts to build on the land, much of which is identified in Meopham.

To take part in the consultation, which ends on December 8, visit www.gravesham.gov.uk/ldf

Full report in The Reporter out on Thursday November 10.

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