Category Archives: Quality of Life

CPRE letter to UKC regarding air pollution caused by traffic

The following letter was written by the Campaign to Protect Rural England to The University of Kent. Dear Sirs, Canterbury has a serious air pollution problem caused by vehicles.   Statutory limits are very often exceeded for long periods.   This causes … Continue reading

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Early Wins for Uni at Blean

This document has been produced by us as a family in response to the Master Plan proposed by the University of Kent. We would like to query the assumption that the University’s expansion should be at the expense of Blean’s … Continue reading

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Canterbury only caters for students

I have been living in Canterbury since 2005 but I was born here and my family moved to Henley-on-Thames when I was 5. So I have come full circle. My mother moved back down here 10 years before then. She … Continue reading

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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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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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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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