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Gladman Inquiry Resumes Day 1 Update

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Inquiry resumed today. First Linda Harper from Poppyfields gave a statement outlining the problems experienced by Poppyfields with the sewage system and the fact that 40% of planning conditions had not been implemented until residents protested with some still not adhered to. The point was to demonstrate that merely imposing planning conditions will not necessarily solve problems and that serious problems can remain. Thank you, Linda.

Then the main event of the day was the evidence from Gladman’s transport witness. His evidence in chief took the rest of the morning. Richard Honey, ABC’s excellent barrister then started on his cross examination after lunch. We expected Richard to score a number of points and we were not disappointed!

Cross examination will continue tomorrow and once Richard Honey has finished our Richard will have his turn at cross examining. After that it is likely that Gladman’s planning expert will be on the stand.

The site visit will take place on Thursday – no need for public participation on that day. On Friday it will be back in the Council Chamber and if the timetable is adhered to that should see the closing speeches.


April 24, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL United Kingdom
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