THE benefits of 475 homes being built in Tenterden were questioned at a lively public meeting.Concerns were raised over the effect on the town – and residents queriedthe town council’s role in the southern extension development, known as Tent 1.
One, Gill Whittaker, asked at the annual town meeting: “What are the benefits for us? I have not heard anyone say what the benefits of a 475 house estate will be.”
Residents packed into the Town Hall assembly room for the meeting on Monday. Roy Isworth told councillors: “We all know this vast housing estate was imposed on us. You now have plenty of opportunity to put the brakes on this.” Mayor Cllr Phil Carley said the council supported the development but promised that residents would be listened to.
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Reproduced with kind permission of the Kentish Express.