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Around 200 people have marched through a Kent village to protest
The plans to build 700 homes near Sittingbourne have been put
forward by the local council so that it can meet
government targets, as Peter Whittlesea reports.
This march is in Borden near Sittingbourne but communities across
the southeast face the same issue - hundreds of new homes proposed
as councils try and meet national housing targets.
This is a greenfield site, grade one agricultural land, countryside,
footpaths, and it's the only countryside we've got left.
Residents argue their village would be absorbed by Sittingbourne
The council says it's been forced to find sites for 4000 more homes
than they wanted to, to meet government building targets.
Do you actually have enough brownfield sites?
I mean, I think virtually every brownfield site,
if not every brownfield site is already within
So whatever happens on this local plan, someone's going to be upset?
Not only in Swale but everywhere else in the southeast,
But critics claim in this borough, houses aren't being equally
In this particular council, they have chosen to divide
One area, Faversham, are treating specially,
the other area, Sittingbourne and Sheppey is having to take the bulk
As councils decide which new developments will get the
go-ahead, more protests are expected.
Peter Whittlesea, BBC South East Today, Borden.
A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing
A member of the public called the police at around half
They found a man in his 20s with stab wounds
He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Lorry drivers should be banned from using sat
navs designed for cars, according to local councils.
It comes after a series of incidents in which vehicles have become stuck
in narrow lanes in villages such as Mereworth in Kent.
Residents in Pevensey in East Sussex have also complained
The Local Government Association wants all lorry drivers to use sat
navs specifically designed for their vehicle.
Too many lorries are still using cheap sat navs
coming from small stores which are designed,
What they should be doing is using more expensive
that actually give them an idea of where they can safely drive.
A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries
The incident, involving a black BMW, happened on the A20
in Maidstone at around a quarter to one this morning.
Two D-Day veterans from East Sussex have been awarded the Legion
At a special ceremony in Seaford this morning,
96-year-old Ernest Frobisher, from Eastbourne,
and 90-year-old Arthur Burrett, from Seaford,
were both given the award for fighting
and risking their lives to secure the liberation of France
There's not many people who get them.
And for these to be handed on to the family, it gives them
Onto football and in the last half hour, Brighton and Hove Albion have
been knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league side Lincoln.
In their fourth round match Lincoln won 3-1.
And in the Sky Bet League One games, Charlton won away
Gillingham drew with Shrewsbury Town 1-1.
And in League Two, Crawley Town suffered defeat
Time for a look at the weather now with Wendy Hurrell.
The weather is changing over the next few days to something
milder and there will be a little bit of rain around
because it's all coming in from the Atlantic and I can show
This is the first tangle of weather fronts that's
Through the day tomorrow, you can see lots of low
pressure systems stacking up in the Atlantic
and that's basically what we're going to see coming
In fact, there are a few showers around
this evening and they will continue overnight as well.
Bear in mind the ground under our feet is pretty
frozen solid after a cold couple of weeks and so as temperatures fall
to one or two Celsius tonight, this showery activity
One or two icy patches not out of the question rurally
The showers continue into tomorrow morning.
There'll be bits and pieces of rain around and
generally quite a lot of cloud around as well.
And some more significant rain coming through later on in the
day, the first significant rain really we've had
Temperatures will be around seven or eight Celsius.
We've got mild conditions, often double figures,
That's it from us now. We would like the same time tomorrow evening. See
you then. Goodbye. Hello. If you don't like the cold
weather, it certainly felt a lot better for you today, at least
across the southern half of the UK. Still pretty chilly in northern
areas, even some sleet. When we see this transition from one type of
weather to another, we get a lot of variable weather. That's what we've
had today that is what is on the way tomorrow. Sunshine and showers
today, and tomorrow will be quite a mix as well. Lots of clouds in the
Atlantic ready to come our way. The short term, just bits and spots of
rain in the western areas, some rain in the North least. Cold enough for
some ice to form in Northern Ireland, northern England and parts