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A Car Free Day? How can we change travel patterns in Canterbury?

At the recent meeting of the Canterbury Area Member Panel Cllr Alan Baldock introduced the idea of a car free day.  The Canterbury Society supported this imaginative proposal, but suggested that we need to go further in persuading people to change their travel patterns. With 4000 homes to be built…

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Proposed Development at Thanington

During the week 28th November to 2nd December 2016 various members of the Canterbury Society Committee attended a series of public consultation workshops, organised by the Prince’s Foundation, to discuss proposals by Pentland for the development of its site in Thanington, comprising 750 houses initially, with the possibility of another 400…

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Pentland

Members of the Committee recently attended a four day public consultation, set up by the developer Pentland, and organised by the Prince’s Foundation, of the proposed new development at Thanington.  Very few local people attended, it is understood because they were extremely unhappy about  the whole concept of a development…

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New Year Bonus: free pass to National Trust properties

The Canterbury Society was a founder member of Civic Voice, the national body that brings together civic societies across the country. That means that members of the Society have access to some valuable perks, which have been negotiated for us by Civic Voice. One of these are the National Trust…

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The Strange Death of Municipal England by Tom Crewe

This article was published in the London Review of Books on 15 December. It seems important for anyone who would like to understand the changes which are taking place in Canterbury and the pressures which are facing our historic city. Tom Crewe is an historian and a journalist. He argues…

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The Mountfield Development in South Canterbury

Members of the Canterbury Society committee have worked very hard to challenge this development. Our actions have included commenting extensively on the proposals, engaging in discussion with the developers and speaking at the Planning Committee meeting. Our concerns focused on the quality and design of the proposed building, the unsatisfactory…

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