Reasons to sign:
• Housing development in Medway would be better directed to
creating a thriving, vibrant, new urban complex in the centre of
• A large proportion of proposed houses to be built on the Hoo Peninsula are targeted at inward migration from London.
• The agricultural land on the peninsula: 1) cannot be replaced once lost, 2) is important to the local economy, 3) can support self-sufficiency and 4) will be vitally important after Brexit.
• The Hoo Peninsula is internationally recognised as an important wildlife habitat, especially for migratory birds, a leisure resource and a green lung within Medway and beyond.
• Air quality in the Medway area is very poor and will be negatively impacted by the increased volumes of houses, traffic and pollution that will replace green fields.
• Climate change is increasing the risk of flooding on a substantial area of low-lying land on the peninsula.
• As the climate alters, the underlying clay of the Hoo Peninsula will expand more in wetter winters and shrink more in drier summers, making house foundations and infrastructure substantially more expensive than those on the chalk that underlies the rest of Medway.
This ePetition ran from 24/03/2019 to 06/10/2019 and has now finished.
125 people signed this ePetition.