Have your say on Paramount Park

CPRE Kent is people to take part in the London Paramount consultations that run from 5th November until the 15th November at locations in Dartford, Greenhithe, Gravesend, Grays, Maidstone, Northfleet, and Swanscombe.

We broadly support the project for a major entertainment resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula, but want measures put in place to ensure it does not damage the local community.

For more details  click here.

Annual General Meeting

21 November 2014, lunch 12.30pm, AGM 2.00pm, Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham ME17 2QT.

Following the AGM business the Keynote Speaker will be Su Sayer (National Chair of CPRE)
followed by a panel discussion on development in Kent villages.

To view or print the the invitation to the lunch and AGM click here.

To view the agenda click here

The full accounts, the annual report and further information on nominees are available on request from the Branch Office.

To view a calendar of outings planned for 2015 click here.

Board meeting

There will be a board meeting in the conference room at the branch office in Charing on Friday 24th October at 10.30am.

Your Built Heritage

CPRE Kent is encouraging everyone in the county to take more notice of the quality and history of the buildings where they live. On Thursday 13 November, we are hosting a meeting at our branch office in Charing for anyone interested in getting involved in drawing up Local Lists.

Postcard mid c20Blue Boys Hodges photo c 1880

There are more listed buildings in Kent than in any other county, but there are many thousands more which are worth protecting from demolition or unsympathetic conversion.  At best, they might enjoy the protection of a conservation area, but most do not and their value may not even be recognised by the community. Continue reading

Civic Voice Convention

24-25 October 2014, Westgate Hall and Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

CPRE Kent will have a stand at the annual convention and annual general meeting of Civic Voice.

As part of the convention, architectural consultant and Canterbury district committee member Nick Blake will be leading a tour of Canterbury entitled Recent planning disasters and successes – The Planning regime…expensive ?…clumsy ? …slow ?…does it work? …does it deliver ?

There are also workshops planned on issues including Neighbourhood Planning and Local Heritage Listing.

Gatwick Protest Meeting

22 November 2014, 2pm, Apple Tree Centre, Ifield Avenue, Crawley. RH11 0AF

CPRE Kent will be joining colleagues from CPRE Sussex and CPRE Surrey at a Gatwick Protest Meeting. This will be followed by a formal meeting of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign from 4pm.