A developer who built a house without proper planning permission has been given an 11th hour reprieve when the council turned up to tear it down. Police and demolition teams arrived at the property in Strood this morning but after a tense stand-off with family members, the owner was given ten more days to appeal to the courts. If he losses, the property will be flattened. Sarah Saunders spoke to neighbours and Medway Council's Richard Hicks.
The site of Richborough Power Station, dramatically demolished yesterday, is to be redeveloped as a major new green-energy hub.
The £700 million scheme includes laying an undersea electricty cable between Richborough, Kent, and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Iain McBride reports.
They dominated the skyline for 50 years: the giant cooling towers of a power station that powered homes across the South East. They were reduced to a pile of rubble in 30 seconds. Iain McBride reports on today's 'big bang'.
The clean-up operation at Richborough power station has begun today after the demolition on Sunday of its three iconic cooling towers.
Contractors say that the clear-up could last for three months.
Three giant cooling towers have been demolished to make way for a new green energy plant near Sandwich in Kent. It's hoped it'll bring hundreds of desperately needed jobs to the area a year after the Pfizer site nearby closed.
Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich were blown up at 9am this morning in a controlled explosion. They've been standing for five decades but are now being removed to make way for a new 'eco plant'.
It's hoped the new plans for the site will create a substantial number of jobs for Kent. It's hoped it'll provide vital regeneration for the area a year after two thousand jobs were lost at the Pfizer plant in Sandwich.
Richborough Cooling Towers are being demolished to make way for a new 'eco plant'. If the plans for the site go ahead it could create a substantial number of jobs for Kent