Hythe Protest: Denouncing the loosening of planning regulations which will make the development of a historic part of Hythe even easier.
Author: Mark Brophy
Mark Brophy lives in Seabrook on the Kent Coast. He is also an author and published his first book, "The Prince's Parade" in 2019. The book was inspired by the love of the area in which he lives and out of a desire to save it from urbanisation. He is an active campaigner on green issues and human rights and believes in the power of the written word to change the way people think about the earth as a complex, interconnected life support system. He is also a member of "Write by the Sea" a Folkestone based writing group that has recently published its debut work, "Ghosts by the Sea".
Reform of the planning system to involve communities, e.g. the members of the Community Planning Alliance, asks Mark Brophy
The Planning Bill seeks to decrease the time that it takes for developments to go through the planning system delivering the homes we need
Planning system as it stands is not perfect. It is rightly slow because decisions about land use must involve communities.
A poem, Spring Mourning by Mark Brophy
Birds’ nesting sites in Hythe cut down, despite protests, ignoring the regulations which should apply in nesting season.