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Gravesend allotment boom as waiting list drops

Gravesend allotment boom as waiting list drops

Waiting lists for some Gravesham’s allotments are the lowest they’ve been for a long time. Gravesham Borough Council has spaces available right now on Bellman Avenue, Cruden Road and Harden Road and although plots are currently full there is an empty waiting list for Whitehill Lane, Chalk Old and Chalk New. The average wait time… Continue reading »

Gravesend: New Public Space Protection Order

A Public Space Protection Order will come into force from today (1 July), following a recent consultation. Gravesham Borough Council undertook the consultation from October to November 2015 and had more than 650 responses. The council has also used comments received from other interested parties. Out of a total of seven possible restrictions, four have been… Continue reading »

Volunteers wanted to build UK Earthship ‘groundhouse’ on Sheppey

“Do you want to be part of the first ever UK Earthship dwelling? Volunteers wanted. Gain hands-on experience in Earthship building. Meals provided.” Pioneering builders Heidi and Sav Pavlou are advertising for volunteers to help create Sheppey’s first “ground house.” Their Hobbit-like five-bedroom home is being put together at Brambledown. The couple won planning permission in… Continue reading »

Gravesham Local Plan Update

Earlier in the month, Gravesham Council received an update from Wendy Lane (Planning Policy Manager) on the Local Plan. This was the kick-off for a 2.5 year process in creating the new 5 year plan for the borough covering (eg) housing and transport needs. The plan presentation has been published on the council website, as has the… Continue reading »

Gravesham Council news covers modern slavery and historic events

Some interesting discussions to be held at Community Cabinet Committee on Tuesday 19th January, 7:30pm, at the Civic Centre: Item no.6 aims… “To apprise Members of the duty placed upon Local Authorities by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the approach being taken to address our legal obligations in Gravesham.” Item no.7 aims to…”To inform… Continue reading »

Maidstone and North Kent tenth worst place to live and work

Maidstone and North Kent are the tenth worst place to live and work according to the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index. The shock revelation was made in a joint report by political think tank Demos and multinational accounting firm PwC. The Index ranks the county town and neighbouring North Kent — which includes Sheppey, Sittingbourne,… Continue reading »