Podcast: Crowds gather in Herne Bay to have their say on “hated” seafront scheme

Angry residents have packed into a public meeting in Herne Bay to have their say on a controversial seafront traffic scheme.

The debate comes amid a huge backlash to a £250,000 project to create a “Spanish-style” plaza along Central Parade. 

Also in today’s podcast, hear from a woman living in a new-build block of flats in Herne Bay who’s been staying in a hotel after a faulty light fitting sparked a huge fire.

All the tenants were evacuated and put up in temporary accommodation, where some remain as they face a three-month wait for repairs to take place.

Furious villagers have slammed “outrageous” plans to build 23 new homes in an area they say is already overdeveloped.

Developers are preparing to submit a bid to develop a horse field near Deal but critics say it’ll cause traffic and parking chaos. 

People living in Maidstone say there will be more accidents if a  key traffic junction remains closed

The dispute between council and residents is far from over – local bosses say the changes have sped up traffic but there’s also been an apparent increase in crashes. 

And a plasterer has defended the controversial name of his business– insisting it is just a bit of “banter”.

The Ramsgate man admits some people take offence at the branding of his Thanet-based company due to its links to infamous paedophile Jimmy Savile.