In the Faversham News (20 June) Mark Gardner comments on the “bitter clash of ideas” over the future of the creek. But concerns that the consultation process will change nothing may, he feels, be too pessimistic. “Certainly public opinion should play a full part,” he says, “and not merely be for ‘noting’, having gone through the consultative motions.”
In letters to the editor (Faversham News and Faversham Times) Brian Caffarey and David Simmons complain about “bad behaviour” at the Neighbourhood Plan exhibition and give reasons for the ban on filming and photography, while Chris Berry and Hilary Whelan call for the authorities to be more open and listen to campaigners, rather than attempting to discredit them as troublemakers.
The current Neighbourhood Plan consultation remains open until June 29. Details here.