Protect the Elham Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

An unused grassed campsite next to the old Palm Tree public house in the Elham Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been given permission by Shepway District Council to become a 45 pitch campsite where caravans can stay put for 11 months of the year. We believe that most local people are unaware of the situation and are therefore calling on Shepway District Council to hold a public meeting explaining:  

  • why Shepway gave the go ahead for this site extending it from a short term touring park to an 11 months stay site?
  • how Shepway will ensure the owners remedy the unauthorised works and comply with planning and building regulations?
  • what action Shepway will take to ensure that the site does not become an unlawful encampment?   In the meantime we would ask that Shepway issue a public statement on this matter and explain how they will protect the Elham Valley  

Elham Valley Residents    Contact the author of the petition