Lynsted.com was set up in 2005 by a local volunteer to promote the use of the internet to support local voluntary and community interests in this Parish and in neighbouring communities. Since then several groups have embraced the internet and social media to created their own web-presence. We have provided links to those sites to promote those initiatives. Of course, the job is still not complete! This site is an entirely voluntary project.
FEATURE ITEMS AND EVENTS - firstname.lastname@example.org pages
Did you comment on the Swale Borough Plan ("Bearing Fruits")?
You should have got a letter or email from Swale Borough Council and from the Planning Inspector. However, if those files went into Spam, as mine did, I have copied them (PDF links below) for your convenience.
The key point is that the review process is now firmly under way for the Inspector to judge whether Swale Borough Council has done enough to meet her earlier concerns.
--- Letter from Swale Borough Council ---
--- Letter from the Planning Inspector about Next Steps ---
(Setting out her timetable and objectives)
- TEYNHAM HOUSING APPLICATION LATEST: 300 Homes + Industry Site (Validated 8th November 2016). More direct pollution and congestion-led pollution.
- Learn More from this Community Page. Including links to the latest update from SBC (e.g. 26th November PDF)
Building developer's Exhibitions about plans for a large housing estate south of the A2, "off Lynsted Lane".
AQMA5 - POLLUTION IS HARMING OUR HEALTH
A2 POLLUTION and 120 (out of a possible 390 total) new homes along the south edge of the A2 - in addition to the 430 homes already contained in the Borough Plan for Teynham Parish.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS - 21st OCTOBER 2016
Dedicated pages to help understand the threats we are all under. London Road has broken the 'safe limit' of dangerous pollution from Nitrogen dioxide - Swale has issued an Order for an Air Quality Management Area (No.5) to monitor the pollution along our section of the A2 and to think of ways to reduce traffic and other pollution. Take a look at the Swale Borough Council "Pollution Exhibition" in Teynham Library.
An Essex developer (Iceni Projects with Scott Property Group) now wants to build 120 new homes on land immediately south of the A2 behind all the properties between Lynsted Lane and Claxfield. The initial development would join the A2 via Lynsted Lane (approx. 600+ daily vehicle movements a day). There is potential for a further 180 homes to completely fill the land between Lynsted Lane and Claxfield Lane - a total of 377 new homes in addition to the 430 new homes already identified by Swale Borough Council for Teynham..
A sketch map of what is planned for the first stage can be seen using this link or PDF document.
You can find the Lynsted Parish Design Statement (PDF) here or on the Swale Borough Council web site under "Planning Guidance".
KEEP IN TOUCH!
Want to be kept in touch as this tragedy unfolds? Add your name and email address to our group email circulation using email@example.com (maintained by a resident on the A2) or contact the Parish Council using firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BOWLES'S UPDATE LETTER - JUNE
You can read this short PDF copy of what has been on the mind of our Councillor, Andrew Bowles.
LYNSTED PARISH COUNCIL Minutes and Agendas
These can be viewed as PDF downloads using this link. Decisions and services are made on your behalf - shouldn't you find out how you might be affected? They also need more Members - you can take an active part in promoting and protecting your Parish.