Good letter to the Kent Messenger from my friend Ciaran:
I am hardly surprised that the word betrayed is being used about Tory
plans for an industrial park on the KIG site. After they marched and
demonstrated alongside Bearsted residents, and other groups including
the Green Party, it beggars belief that the Tories now suggest that the
land should be developed.
The scale of this disloyalty to Bearsted residents and to fellow
campaigners is immense. There is a real sense of shock that the council
can spend £2m fighting an industrial park development in 2009 only to
propose a similar one three years later. Their support for the StopKIG
campaign now seems like hollow electioneering.
This industrial park must not be allowed to go ahead. Maidstone Greens
will be in the front line of the fight to stop it.
Maidstone Green Party and Bearsted resident