July 2103 – Letter of Compliant to the Royal Town Planning Institute

22nd March 2013 – We heard over the weekend that Tingdene had withdrawn their application for ‘huts’ on the beach, and this was confirmed by Dover District Council on Monday morning. KCG’s small campaign team would like to say a very big “THANK YOU” to all members and friends who, together, posted over 300 objections on DDC’s website or signed the petition which resulted in a further 700 objections.
The withdrawal of this application follows an intense period of work by our team, liaising with key expert bodies like Natural England, the National Trust, and Kent Downs AONB, and leading to these organisations filing strong objections. This outcome, together with KCG’s own exhaustive rebuttal dossier, comprehensively debunked Tingdene’s assertion that their scheme was supported by planning policies and would not damage the beach.

This campaign was a brilliant example of what we can achieve by working together, and there is every reason to celebrate. But we must also remain vigilant to protect the area’s natural beauty, and KCG, with your support, will continue to keep a watchful eye on future schemes which might adversely affect any area of the village.

“THANK YOU” again from the campaign team, and very best wishes.

Philip Evemy


A small team of KCG campaigners have just completed our submissions to Dover District Council about the Tingdene ‘huts’ on our White Cliffs Beach.
Here’s the  KCG objection and rebuttal document where you can read what we have said on your behalf. At the time of writing there are also more than 290 letters of objection on DDC’s site, and the petition has attracted  nearly 700 signatures from around the world – all of them from people who love Kingsdown.
Thank you for whatever you have done to help fight off this scheme. There are also lots of people in Kingsdown who share our love of the village but have not yet joined KCG.We will do our best to keep you informed about future developments in this campaign


beach huts

Tingdene who manage Kingsdown Holiday Park, have submitted a planning application to install  demountable/moveable beach huts on part of the private beach along Undercliff Road, which is owned by the company.

The beaches at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover need protection. A proposed development will result in 12 large mobile beach huts spoiling the wild beach at Kingsdown. The beach is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, next to the conservation village of Kingsdown.

As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home to rare plants and wildlife, it has been enjoyed by generations of visitors, holiday-makers and residents for its beauty, tranquility and free access. This nationally important part of the coastline with tales of smugglers, heroic rescues, Caesar’s first landing and the first female swimmer to cross the Channel, ending at Kingsdown is now under threat.

vsmall logoUrgent Planning Email  and Communique  sent to to all KCG  members.

KOLLogo Beach huts row at Kingsdown goes global
13th March2013 – KM East Kent Mercury Article

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Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover and Deal.Charlie Elphicke MP,  Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal has written to Nadeem Aziz is CEO of Dover Council to strongly object to the application View letter

dover-district-council_small For further details and to view the application please  refer to the DDC Planning Website, searching on 12/01016 .  Read the current comments on the DDC planning comment section of the website by clicking here

Noth Norfok DC logoTingdene’s Rainbows End Chalet Park Planning permission for beach huts Refused

Natural England

Many local people have contacted Natural England about the above preposal.  Please read their objection lettersent to DDC this week

Planning Docs

View  and download all the PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION click on Hyperlinks below

Planning Documents Submitted

Application Form

Planning Agent – Covering letter

Beach hut Design

Beach hut location Plan 

K241769 Title register and title plan

Design & Access Statement

Flood Risk_Assessment

Ecological Appraisal

Topographical Survey