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Podcast: Anger over coppicing of trees by Croudace homes along path between Allington and Maidstone hospital

December 30, 2021

There's anger after around 150 trees along a footpath near Maidstone were cut down.
Developer Croudace Homes owns the land and put up a notice saying it was carrying out the coppicing work.
Some say it's what should be done to maintain the woodland and encourage fresh tree growth, but others claim it's damaged existing wildlife.
Also in today's podcast, a so-called 'surge hub' is being set up at a Kent hospital in case there's an increase in the number of people needing treatment for the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
It'll be at the William Harvey in Ashford and have room for around 100 patients.
We've also been speaking to a University of Kent professor who says it's a risk not to impose fresh Covid restrictions before New Year as cases remain high.
A woman who threatened to stab a man following a row on a public Facebook page has been jailed.
A review has been carried out into the explosives on board a ship which sank off the coast of Sheerness in 1944.
And, another Kent's pantomime has had to be cancelled after members of the casts tested positive for coronavirus.

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