Category Archives: UKC’s Northern Hub

Local Councillor KM response to UKC plan

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Eastbridge hospital Covenants recalled

Firstly I am so grateful that the campaign group “University Challenged”  has been  formed and that  they  are challenging the  plan re the  proposed University of Kent Campus development. This plan seeks to undertake by far the biggest development ever … 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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Green campus at expense of green fields

Consultation: The Masterplan – Next Steps states ‘…this work is a vision aimed at inspiring and gathering stakeholders around a clear project’. The University state on their website that they are ‘committed to maintaining and developing the good relations we … Continue reading

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City’s character before profit

Dear University Challenged, I would like to oppose the enlargement of the university as the roads are not sufficient to accommodate all of the proposed traffic. Also, the building would mean there would be little green land between Tyler Hill … 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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“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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Development on good farmland

Dear University Challenged, There are good economic arguments for University expansion, I have no issue with the UKC expansion. Like any business, expansion should be at its own risk.  I do have issue with the development plans. The first is … Continue reading

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UKC’s Northern Land Holdings

Dear University Challenged, I’m speaking as an Alumni of the University and someone who benefitted from all the amazing facilities it had to offer. In fact, I’m normally very pro UKC to the extent that I opened their Sports Centre … Continue reading

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