Posts Tagged ‘ Local government ’

KCC rejects plans to ease the way for fossil fuel extraction

October 21, 2018

Kent County Council has agreed to reject central government plans to move planning applications for mineral and fossil fuel extraction (non-hydraulic and hydraulic – i.e. fracking) from local authorities to Westminster. The decision was prompted by a motion brought by our Green Party councillor, Martin Whybrow, seconded by the LibDems. Martin said councillors should...
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Councillor calls on KCC to reject central government fracking free-for-all

October 15, 2018

On Thursday at full council, our Kent County Councillor, Martin Whybrow, is bringing a motion calling on KCC to reject central government’s attempt to steamroller through fracking by removing local government decision-making. As fracking commences today in Lancashire, despite huge popular opposition, the potential opening of large swathes of the country to this fossil...
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Councillor’s blog: What’s wrong with local government

February 26, 2018

What’s wrong with local government in the UK? Well Kent County Council’s annual budget day offers some pointers, writes our KCC representative, Martin Whybrow. In the council chamber bubble, there’s the usual petty party politics. It is such an unedifying spectacle for anyone watching from the public gallery or on the webcast. Within an...
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