The Hoo Peninsula is part of and the central focus of the Wider North Kent Marshes which stretch from Dartford in the west to Whitstable in the east. This area is internationally renowned and protected for its wetlands and nationally protected by sites of special Scientific interests. However the Development in Hoo and its out lying villages is not the only threat this important and most precious place faces.
The new Lower Thames Crossing which will cut right across an area of wetlands near Higham and will inevitably increase the pressure on the need for new housing and business to support the ever increasing population.
The more I learn the more I feel I need to stand up for this special an unique place.
So what do we mean when we say a new National Park? Clearly we do not live in an area you would normally associate with the status of “National Park” we are not in the “Lake District” or “The New Forest” why would we ever consider making the Hoo peninsula a National Park?
Consider for a moment, London, which has just become the first “National Park City,
“London will be: a city which is greener in the long-term than it is today and where people and nature are better connected. a city which protects the core network of parks and green spaces and where buildings and public spaces aren’t defined only by stone, brick, concrete, glass and steel”.
The Hoo peninsula and its Greater North Kent Marshes is in a unique position between the City and Sea, it could and should be a landscape asset maintained as a legacy for all our futures a place of unique biodiversity sensitively accessible to everyone.
Planned to achieve an environmental balance to the city and able contribute to the carbon neutralisation of the growing urban sprawl an area to create wealth and employment in tourism and leisure and local produce.
Rural regeneration of a landscape designed to showcase this unique area between the Thames and Medway estuaries featuring it’s raw beauty
as Dickens described a landscape rich in history.
Massive schemes for road bridges, unco ntrollable and unsustainable development, fill me with fear and dread that we are on the cusp of losing what we have forever.
Join me in the fight for the future.