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Week  28/12/12  & 30/11/12 –Planning Applications

DOV/12/00847 -Erection of 4 detached properties and 4 semi detached properties together with the creation of vehicular access, parking and landscaping Former Carpark Site, Adjacent to The Manor House, Upper Street, Kingsdown

DOV/12/00987 – Erection of a two storey front extension, conversion of garage to habitable room,together with the provision of additional parking spaces and extended dropped kerb (existing front extension to be demolished) Jarvist House, Upper Street, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8DR


07/12/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group KINGSDOWN BULLETIN N0 14



In the first instance, and on behalf of  KCG I would like to thank you for your subscription during 2012. Your support is greatly valued, and without such commitment KCG wouldn’t exist of course, and I sincerely hope that KCG can count on your continued contribution for 2013, and indeed for the longer term.

2013 Membership Renewal Forms should be delivered to you very soon. To enable 2013 membership cards to be sent out by the 1st of January,  it is imperative ALL such subscriptions reach KCG by Friday 21st of December latest.

All subscriptions for 2013  remain at £5 for an ‘individual’, and £8 for a ‘family’. Payable by cash, chq, or Standing Order (SO). If you already pay by SO, then unless there are any specific contact detail ‘changes’ that you wish to make KCG aware of, there isn’t anything else for you to do, as your renewal will go through via your SO, and in turn your new Membership Card will be forwarded to you in the New Year.  For those who have opted to pay by cash or chq to date, do please consider paying by SO as it greatly reduces the administration burden on both sides. If you want to change to paying by SO, then you can do so simply by completing the appropriate form enclosed for Single or Family membership and returning it to KCG via the address above to ensure that your records are amended accordingly. KCG will then forward the mandate form onto your Bank on your behalf.

So please spare me a couple of minutes to ‘action’ your renewal as soon as you receive your renewal form through the door.  Thank you once again for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Julian Dalrymple  – Membership Secretary

Kingsdown Conservation Group
c/o Lyndhurst,
Victoria Road,
CT14 8DY


DOV 000723 – Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling, Land Adoining Nemisis, Queensdown Road, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8EF [Read More]   

Comment supporting or objecting to this application should be made by the 19th November 2012


Kingsdown be worried?

KCG has arranged for the managing director of The People’s Port to give us an insight into what is happening “on our doorstep” at the most important port in Britain. What are these changes and how could they affect our village and the people who live here?  Put the date in your diary and join us to find out:

DATE: Thursday, November 8th 2012
TIME: 7:00pm drinks reception, for 7:30 start
PLACE: Kingsdown Primary School Hall

ENTRANCE: £3 KCG Members, £4 non ­members – to include free welcome drinks / refreshments.

TICKETS:  To reserve your place over the phone contact Rosie Bolton on 365963 or Tan Harrington on 380510 Ticket payments can be left in the KCG Box at the Post Office, or pay on the night.

11/10/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group KINGSDOWN BULLETIN NUMBER 12

Kingsdown weight Restriction
Please be aware that Kingsdown has a weight restriction, so please state when ordering deliveries that a lorry lighter than 7.5 tonnes will be required.

Rural Round Up  (October’s issue) of the Click Here   to read the local publication


Village Hall Book Fair – Saturday 29th September 10 am

Rural Round Up  (September Issue)  Click here  to read the local publication

Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council – Monday 10th September – Learning Opportunities Centre  –  Agenda

Talk on The Wonderous World of Bees – 13th Sept, 7pm [Read More]

Dover People’s Port Trust have joined forces with other groups who oppose the port’s privatisation and will be holding a fete in Pencester Gardens from 10:30 – 1pm on Saturday 8th September. A charter will be signed to recognise the widespread opposition to the Harbour Board’s plans. We hope you will be able to attend, and please do spread the word.


Streamlining information requirements for planning applications: Consultation Document  request to KCG Members  [Read More]

Traffic issues in the village  [ Report an incident online]

14th August 2012 – Information posted on the Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Web Site


This map shows the revised proposals for traffic management in Kingsdown following discussions about traffic in the village.  This has been provided for Parish Council comment prior to statutory consultation and will be discussed at the September meeting of the Parish Council. This meeting will start at 7pm and will commence with a public participation session to allow a discussion on the traffic management scheme. All members of the public are welcome,
7pm, in the school hall Learning Opportunities centre, Ringwould, Monday 10th September

14th August 2012  – Proposed Lorry Restriction Sign and revised proposals for traffic management in Kingsdown

Natural England has now published its Draft Proposals for improving coastal access from Ramsgate to Folkestone, between Ramsgate East Pier and Folkestone Lower Leas Coastal Park. In developing these we have worked closely with officers from Kent County Council, and consulted extensively at the local level.

The public consultation on these draft proposals has now begun, and ends at 5pm on 9th November 2012. During this period comments can be submitted online  [Read More] 

If you have any queries regarding the consultation process, please call our enquiry line on 0845 600 3078, or email your query to

14/08/12 – A Memorial for Squadron Leader Downing   [Read More]

06/08/12 – Helen Evemy  Group Secretary letter to Parish Council following KCG Annual General Meeting. [Read More]

03/08/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Number 11

There was a Moth count, involving several moth traps, run by SBBOT on the beach at Kingsdown, on 24 July.  Click here for a  list of type of moths  recorded.

For more information, visit the Moths Count website which aims to encourage interest in moths throughout the UK and to run the National Moth Recording Scheme to improve knowledge and conservation of the 900+ species of larger moths.

Kingsdown Beach Management & Coastal Flood Risk

DDC letter to Kingsdown Residents June 2012

Letter to DDC re Kingsdown beach May 2012

Response to DDC re Kingsdown beach July 2012

Read article published in April 2012 Rural Roundup

Planning Application 12/00564, outline application for the erection of 2 detached dwellings and construction of vehicular access. Site opposite 51 and 75 Balmoral Rd Kingsdown. This application may be viewed on the Dover District Council planning pages.  If you wish to comment, the consultation period ends on the 20th August   [Read More]

The Parish Council has raised objections to the above application [Read More]

Update 1st September 2012 – Application has been refused view decision notice


2012  Annual General Meeting  – Read the Chairman’s Report.

Members are invited to study this interesting Draft Heritage Strategy prepared by Dover District Council’s planners, and send any comments they wish KCG  to make by 31st July 2012  to

The District Council is carrying out public consultation and is seeking views on two documents:

  • Draft Dover District Heritage Strategy
  • Proposed Public Consultation: Heritage Section for Dover District Land Allocations Document

The above documents are available on Dover District Council’s website to view.

Read more – email received from  Dover District Council reference  Draft Dover District Heritage Strategy, Public Consultation & Event.

View PDF/Adobe Acrobat  Dover District Heritage Strategy Draft – June 2012

Kingsdown Conservation Group,  Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th July 2012 at 7.30pm in  Kingsdown Primary School. Download the Invite  and  Nomination Form (to join the Committee)

13/07/12 – New Planning Applications

DOV/12/00272 – Certificate of lawfulness (existing) for continued use of caravan ancillary to the main dwelling house Falcons View, Dover Road, Ringwould, Deal, CT14 8HQ

DOV/12/00502 – Erection of a 2nd floor glass extension, insertion of a roof lantern, a rear gable roof extension and construction of a balcony Old Kingsdown House, Upper Street, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8EU

DOV/12/00518 – Erection of single storey extensions 41 Balmoral Road, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8BX

DOV/12/00524  –  Cut back one Holm Oak to give 3M clearance of roof (behind chalet 6); Crown lift one Holm Oak clear of BT cable (behind Chalet 54) R/O Chalets 6 & 54 Kingsdown Holiday Park, Upper Street, Kingsdown, CT14 8AU

22/07/12 – New Planning Applications

DOV/12/00458  – Erection of a single storey front extension incorporating a balcony Galleon House, Undercliffe Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8ET

DOV/12/00365 –  Lomea house, Church Cliff Erection of two storey rear extension, first floor front extension incorporating a balcony, conversion of garage to habitable room, erection of detached garage and construction of vehicular access (existing conservatory to be demolished)
DOV/12/258 –  Kingsdown Holiday Park, relocation of front screens to enable extensions to existing chalets


15/06/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Number 10


16/05/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Number 9


Proposed Development of 2 Bungalows and enhancement of Woodland, Balmoral Road, Kingsdown

 [Read More]


29/04/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Issue No 8


12/000227  –  Erection of a two storey front extension Location: 17 North Road, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8AG  [Read More]  The Parish Council strongly objects [Read their Comments]

The Holiday Park Campaign –  Update April 2012
The date for the Planning Committee Meeting to decide on the Release of Conditions 3 & 4 for 52 week opening at Kingsdown Park has now been confirmed as Thursday 26th April 2012.

The recommendation by the Planning Officer is to approve the details submitted by the applicant. Dover District Council planning department have ignored all the issues and objections surrounding this application.

Read the  Planning Committee Meeting Agenda Item No 8    and the campaign history   which dates back to 2010!!

26th April 2012 – The Planning Committee approved permission, despite further representation made by KCG and Kingsdown Park Chalet Owners Association.

Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council AGM
This years annual meeting for the Parish takes place on 16th April at 6.30pm in the hall of the Learning Opportunities Centre in Ringwould. take a look at the agenda,   The meeting will also include a Guest Speaker; Anne Russell, Dover District Douncil Tree and hedge Conservation Officer talking about Tree Conservation and Management.   All welcome to attend.

Read the Parish Council  2011-2012 Chairman’s annual newsletter

Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council

Planning Comm Meeting Feb 12   Minutes

Finance Comm Meeting – March12   Minutes

Rural RoundUp Request – Mary Lord

Some of you may remember a lecture last November about the flora and fauna of our local beach. Before that I had never realised there was so much  biodiversity in such a small area. Kingsdown Conservation Group is now suggesting that an illustrated booklet on the local flora and fauna would be a great resource for families in the village and also for those who visit for holidays and weekends. Is there anyone willing to help gather and edit such material  with our advice and support? I know from my dog walking that there are plenty of keen birders out there, but if you think you are unable to write anything about your hobby, I commend to you any book on bird watching by Simon Barnes to get you started. It is obvious from the covers of Rural Roundup that there are many photographers who could contribute some really exciting pictures and I am sure that families having fun in the rock pools could also make a contribution with their observations. Perhaps the school could help too. So to get started, we need people who enjoy the natural world to put forward their ideas and to indicate what special interest they may have to get the  project moving. This could be the beginning of something really exciting –
Kingsdown’s first coffee table publication! Initially please contact Chairman Philip Evemy with your suggestions on 01304 366 628 or at

05/04/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Issue No 7


CPRE South East eBulletin   reference the The National Planning Policy Framework


Retaining your your support by renewing your membership
All members will be pleased to know that as of the 1st of January 2012 all ‘paid-up’ members of KCG will be able to enjoy a number of 10% discounts with given local businesses and attractions. Details of these concessions and how to claim them will be forwarded to you in the New Year.  We look forward to receiving your 2012 membership renewal.  [Read More]

Hands-On HistoryKingsdown Village Hall
17 March 9:30-12:30 and 31 March 10:00-12:00

Join the Addelam History Research Group in the Lower Hall to get started on researching local history. These two workshop sessions, aimed at beginners, will show you how to use the 1841 census and the contemporary tithe survey to match families from Ringwould and Kingsdown to the occupiers of the properties shown on the tithe map. The aim is to publish the results of your work on the East Kent History website ( and to display them at an Open Day later this year. It will cost just £3.00 per person to cover copying expenditure, and refreshments will be available on both days.

For more information please contact Ian Williams, Addelam History Research Group (, or 01304 373602).

19/02/12 – Kingsdown Conservation Group Email Bulletin Issue No6
15/02/12  –  The Planning appeal for 49 Balmoral Road, Kingsdown has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate, read the  Appeal Decision.The main issue is the effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area.

Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council

Agenda January 2012   Minutes January 2012

Agenda PC Meeting February 2012

Planning Comm Meeting Feb 2012


Planning Application for new dwelling at  Greenleaves, Kingsdown Hill
12/00057  – Erection of 3 detached dwellings and construction of vehicular accesses (existing dwelling to be demolished) at Greenleaves, Kingsdown Hill, Kingsdown  [Read More]

Help to ensure faster  broadband comes to our area!  The Parish Council has been in contact with BT Openreach and KCC regarding the availability of faster broadband in this area. It is clear from the information received that a high demand from local residents is essential for improvements to be made. Pease read the information sent from KCC and respond to both the surveys mentioned on the Parish Council Website. Ask everyone you know to do the same.

Planning Application for Campbells Garage Site    Update 02/03/12   – Permission Granted read   Decision Notice  with conditions

11/00664  Erection of 7 detached dwellings and construction of a vehicular access | Campbells Garage  – Read More    

11/00585 –  Morning Glory Land Adj, Church Cliff, Kingsdown Proposal: Erection of a detached dwelling and construction of a vehicular access Read the Decision Notice and  Conditions

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