CPRE have reacted to news that the expansion of Lydd Airport has been given the go-head saying it's a decision that will irreversibly damage the wildlife habitat and beautiful landscape unique to the area.
This is a terrible decision which threatens one of the few remaining areas of rural tranquillity in heavily pressured South East, and in a county once proudly described as the Garden of England. And it will not just alarm environmentalists.
There were many in the aviation sector who considered this scheme to be nonsensical and a non-starter. If there are any economic benefits, which is unlikely, they will be heavily outweighed by the environmental damage that it will cause on so many levels. Campaigners are bound to consider all legal options to have this disturbing decision overturned.
More top news
Landmarks across the south will switch off their lights for an hour tonight as part of action on climate change.
As the investigation into Khalid Masood continues, former acquaintances tell of violent incidents in the murderer's past.
Simon has Saturday's forecast for the west of the region