Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

This Website

We will be moving over to a different platform to host our website so this blog is no longer being updated. Our Facebook pages are currently our main point of contact. Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/graveshamgp/ and https://www.facebook.com/DartfordGreenParty/ by

Consultation on Gravesham Local Plan “fundamentally flawed” says campaign group

A consultation document sent to 48,000 homes asking for feedback on plans to build 8,000 homes in Gravesham is ‘fundamentally flawed’, according to one campaign group. The eight-week consultation launched yesterday but includes a question asking residents if they want to see development on the Green Belt, a question which has caused a lot of controversy in… Continue reading »

Recycling coffee cups

This Green Party member is in Australia at the moment. A topic of discussion on the TV news channels is all about waste management, now that China isn’t taking landfill from here anymore. The following article is Australian based but relates to the UK situation … www.choice.com.au/food-and-drink/drinks/tea-and-coffee/articles/are-takeaway-coffee-cups-recyclable by

KenEx Thames Transit tram from Bluewater to Lakeside takes step forward: something to get behind

Plans to build a £600 million tram route connecting Kent and Essex have taken a significant step forward with the publication of plans for an interchange and projected revenue and operating costs. The KenEx project would see a route running between Bluewater and Lakeside, through a 1km tunnel under the River Thames, and one between… Continue reading »

Ebbsfleet Garden City efforts being ‘undermined’ by lack of permanent boss

An independent report into the team spearheading a garden city in Kent has found the failure to find a permanent boss is “undermining” its development. Several problems need to be addressed “as a matter of urgency”, according to a tailored review into Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC), the body tasked with masterminding the construction of 15,000… Continue reading »

Video offers drivers sneak peak of Lower Thames Crossing between Gravesend and Thurrock

A new video offering to take drivers on a journey through the proposed Lower Thames Crossing has been released by Highways England. The three-minute clip begins by stating the design may change. It then shows users where the route lies in relation to settlements before taking them through one of the two-mile three-lane tunnels under… Continue reading »