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Archer’s Court Road Single Yellow Lines Consultation update – October 2017

Kent County Council will be re-issuing the Consultation documents in respect of the Archers Court Road Traffic Regulation Order due to a slight administration error in the paperwork. The closing date following the re-issue will be 16th October 2017.     

The Single Yellow Line parking restrictions on Archer’s Court Road, with the 50m gaps and restriction times, were installed as a temporary traffic order by the Developer and DDC, during the use of the road by construction traffic .

The Parish Council were asked to apply for the temporary order made by DDC and the Developer to be made permanent as far as the junction with Cranleigh Drive. 

(The Parish Council consultation was completed in January 2017 and the application sent in to KCC, along with all the comments and objections received from Residents).

Parish Consultation detail Links:  [  Letter to Residents  ] [  Map  ][  Public Notice  ]


43 Years Service Recognised !

Pat Goldfinch receiving the award from Charlie Elphicke MP and Parish Chairman Jeff Goodsell

Many people in Whitfield and Dover District know the service that Pat Goldfinch has given to the Brownie and Guide movement, but few realise that this service spans 43 Years.

Pat’s exceptional service was recognised by the presentation of a KALC Community Awards Scheme certificate, signed by the High Sheriff of Kent and the Chairman of KCC at the Village Summer Fayre.

Lorry Park Planning Application Invalid !!!

Dover District Council have revealed that the Reasons for the withdrawal of the application for the Lorry Park were that the application was invalid until the required information has been submitted by the applicant.

All comments received so far have been added and when the new information is received the application will be re-advertised and there will be another period of public consultation.

[  LINK to more information ]

[   Parish Council’s Objection  ]

Objections were on the grounds of: Disturbance and loss of amenity a lorry park will cause to nearby Residents; The increase in traffic volume in the local area, especially on the Whitfield Roundabout and the feeder roads; The loss of potential employment opportunities to the local area; The effects on the local natural environment, flora and fauna.

Many of the affected Residents from Old Park Hill, Elysium Park, Friars Way and the Whitfield Area have already sent in their objections to DDC.


Recreation Ground Slides

The steps on metal slide in the toddlers play area have been replaced and the slide repainted. 

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, both the slides on the Captain Mannering are still out of service.

The slides were found to be split and broken, so had to be taken out of use. This is due to an manufacturing / material fault and the Parish Council are taking this up with the supplier. A new metal slide and an alternate climbing pole have been ordered and should be installed soon. 

The Parish Council apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause: Please be assured that we are taking all possible steps to remedy the situation and to return all the play equipment to use as soon as possible.


New Planning Application for 100 houses on Singledge Lane DOV-17-00546




It was expected that the developer would submit another application, it is a common tactic to continue putting applications in for fewer dwellings with more conditions to mitigate the effects of the development to make it appear acceptable, until one is finally accepted.

The early development of the site is contrary to the requirements of the Whitfield SPD, the road is too narrow, the access onto the A2 is inadequate, there is no extra provision for improved utility infrastructure, there is no provision for improving social and community infrastructure.


Development of 28 Houses behind 14 Archer’s Court Road 

DDC’s Planning Committee have deferred the decision on this application until further information is made available to them.

[  More Information  ]



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Next Parish Council Meeting:-
Tuesday 14th November 2017
7.30 pm – Recreation Ground Pavilion
Litter Picking Group:-
Sunday 19th November 2017
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