As MP I will halt the development boom of Concrete Kent in Thanet.
We are overbuilding far beyond South East targets as mere property speculation for the construction industry.
I will insist construction is refocused on renovating both public housing and empty properties: over 3,000 empty properties in Thanet - for years - before one brick is laid on new build.
The idea of a 4th Town at Westwood Cross should also be ripped up as property and Planning overkill given vacant properties, an ageing population and a failed economy.
And on prime farmland when Climate Change is a major issue and Food Security in preserving our farmland to reduce food imports.
And of course major derelict brownfield sites such as Manston airport, Richboro: derelict longer than in operation, and many more.
Councils are notorious for being focused on property and construction where the main parties get their kickbacks for handing out Planning permissions.
Far greater scrutiny of the Planning system is required. And greater action on “squeezing in a few more houses on the plot footprint” or an “extra couple of floors” or a “modern annex to an existing property” or “demolition because of the DDA Disability Discrimination Act”.
Or "a new motorway/cargo airprot/ring road/warehouses" are desperately needed. FOr the construction industry.
And of course Margate seafront needs securing from fires and Ramsgate seafront from lack of basic repairs.
I will help ensure there is a Development Masterplan for each town and village that ensures the uniqueness of East Kent is preserved and properly modernised rather than identikit Lego towns.
I will support both traditional Kent construction techniques and modern Climate Change techniques.
I will oppose every industrial warehouse and warehouse/business park/residential mix park that is excessive or does not meet these criteria.
Development not Demolition and Development for the Climate Change Age and Development for East Kent.
Planning and the Construction industry have a full role to play in ensuring: More jobs. Better jobs. The right skills for the job. For this generation and future ones.
Much of Thanet is a cCOnservation Area: I will help enforce and extedn this - and that doesmnn't mean the towns remian frozen in aspic rather they have full and sustainable devleopment that's right for the area.
The clock stopped in 1978 in Thanet for preserving and developing the area. The old policies of semi-industrial developments are both absurd and failed.
Time for Change.
To volunteer to help implement this manifesto and fundraising and stand as Independent and Green councillors in East Kent then please contact me.
Tomorrow: a catch up on the effects of aviation fuel and mercury poisoning then Policy #6: Electoral reform