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Kent Rail and Freight Terminal (Kraft) scheme

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    Kent Rail and Freight Terminal (Kraft) scheme

    From BBC News:

    Meeting over rival depot proposal

    Developers said the plans would bring transport links, jobs and a bypass.
    Residents for and against a rival plan for a rail and road freight depot in west Kent will get their chance to air their views at a public meeting.

    The Kent Rail and Freight Terminal (Kraft) scheme at Borough Green is intended to rival, if not replace, the freight hub planned for Bearsted.

    It has been proposed by the building supplies firm Cemex UK, Borough Green Sandpits and adjoining landowners.

    Thursday's meeting, organised by Protect Kent, is at Wrotham School.

    [ Protect Kent is holding a public meeting for anyone who is concerned about BIG KRAFT on Thursday 22 October, 7.30pm at Wrotham School, Borough Green Road, Wrotham.

    Nick Herbert MP will be coming to Kent to speak at this meeting and will outline the Conservative’s vision for the countryside. Protect Kent will be encouraging local debate on countryside protection issues and welcome anyone who would like to attend. For more information, please phone 01303 815180. ]

    The new depot, earmarked for 250 acres of green belt land, will have a rail interchange, warehousing and other facilities.

    Included are plans for a substantial contribution towards the long-awaited Borough Green bypass.

    Opponents fear it will lead to round-the-clock traffic disturbance by thousands of lorries and cars, "turning village life into an industrial area".

    Colin Wilkins, spokesman for the landowners, has said the plans will bring economic benefits to the area and integrate the South East's motorways with the rail network.

    Link: Kent Rail and Freight Terminal (KRAFT) www.krft.co.uk

    Link: KRAFTY Move by Cemex www.protectkent.org.uk

    Link: Video on KentTV

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