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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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Talk by Professor David Ormrod – The Blitz and the making of post-war Canterbury

At 7.30 pm on Wednesday 18 January at the Friends Meeting House The Canterbury we see today is the result of many decisions made – or not made – over many years. Crucially the city was shaped by the Blitz and the post war planners, with their commitment to modernism.…

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New Canterbury Heritage and Design Champion

For about a year now the Canterbury Society has been advocating the appointment of a Heritage Champion for the city and last week the City Council appointed Cllr Robert Thomas to be the Heritage Champion for the Canterbury district. Robert has already said that he hopes to be a conduit…

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