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Unsuitability of Tyler Hill Road for development

1.  We are concerned about the destruction of large areas of productive farmland and would guess that with the event of Brexit, the country will most probably need more facility for food production rather than less.  Much of the Northern … Continue reading

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Wincheap HMOs and the city’s dependence on universities.

Canterbury City is too small to support 2 full size uni’s- the proportion of students to residents skews everything, shops, entertainment and especially community and housing. Right from UKC’s inception no thought was given to the effects on housing of … Continue reading

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Universities in unique position to “put back” into Canterbury

This is the ringroad on a Sunday lunchtime. This gridlock is one result of the relentless development around Canterbury and it’s environs. It is not realistic to prevent cars coming into the city, it doesn’t seem realistic to design accommodation … Continue reading

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CCC’s Higher Education Impact Review

Canterbury City Council are soon to publish their Higher Education Impact Review – details of this process can be seen here: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-council/policy-and-plans/higher-and-further-education-in-canterbury-an-impact-review/ It will heave input from all angles and many stakeholders.

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Canterbury housing stock

The University has helped Canterbury to progress over the years in terms of contributing in the education of younger generations and also allowing various businesses to prosper etc. However, continual growth is becoming detrimental to the quality of life in the City. The student population … Continue reading

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Higher Education & Quality of Life juxtaposed in the Canterbury District Plan (Draft)

EXCERPT FROM THE CANTERBURY DISTRICT PLAN 2014 (DRAFT) ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN CANTERBURY; FOLLOWED BY SPECIFIC OPINION ON THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AND LINK TO QUALITY OF LIFE CHAPTER. 3.55 Education as a sector is very important to the area.  As … Continue reading

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“Silicon Valley”, with a cricket pitch

Having been a resident of Blean all of my childhood and a lot of my adult life, with my family home in the middle of the Northern Land Holdings I find the plans presented deplorable. When the University started buying … Continue reading

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Blean Parish Council’s initial reaction to UKC masterplan

UNIVERSITY MASTER PLAN Initial Response from Blean Parish Council September 2016 This first response has been written after consultation with the Parish Councillors and attendance at two presentations held by the University of Kent. Blean Parish Council welcomes the publication … Continue reading

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Canterbury need not rely on University

As someone who has spent much of the last 80 years living in and around Canterbury, I feel qualified to voice my opinions on the UKC’s plans to enter the property market.     By its own admission the University already has more … Continue reading

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UKC’s Economic Impact report 2014

Click below to read the report commissioned by the University of Kent in October 2014. https://www.kent.ac.uk/about/impact/downloads/regional-impact-2014.pdf In a more recent study, “Viewforth calculate that the two institutions (UKC & Christchurch) are worth a total of £909m to the local economy … Continue reading

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