The leader of a council has declared there is “no credible alternative” to a controversial housing development set for a seaside town.The now-approved Princes Parade scheme will see 150 new homes, a hotel, shops and restaurants, green spaces, parking and a new leisure centre built along the well-used road in Hythe, parallel to the the Royal Military Canal.The project – which has received years of criticism and protests – was finally approved by the council at the end of July, much to the chagrin of members of the Save the Princes Parade (SPP) campaign group.And Cllr David Monk, leader of FHDC, is standing strong in his assurances that the project is the right fit for Hythe.He said the scheme will provide “value for money” and claims it would be “irresponsible” to halt the project now.His comments were in response to a question from Cllr Laura Davison (Lab) during a meeting of the full council.Cllr Davison, member for Folkestone central ward, had asked: “Why it is that you and your cabinet think you have the right to ignore a democratic decision of this council, made by elected representatives of the people at our full council meeting in July, to stop the… Read full this story
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