Canterbury City Council’s planning committee’s decision to approve a highly controversial application to extend the Wincheap Park & Ride onto water meadows next to the river Stour is being challenged in the courts by the countryside charity CPRE Kent with the support of the Save Wincheap Water Meadows campaign. The council is now considering possible alternatives but we need to maintain the pressure. Here’s how you can help…

Donate: We need to raise another £4000 to help cover the cost of the legal action so far. Please make a donation.

Respond: The Council is consulting on its Corporate Plan 2020-22 which sets its priorities. The draft document states that ‘important’ open spaces will be improved and maintained. While it emphasises action on climate change, it has totally dropped all reference to the Stour, biodiversity, nature and the broader environment. The consultation closes on Monday 23rd March. Please ask for the Canterbury River Corridor to be designated as an important open space.

Show support: Put up a window poster to show support for the campaign available from and follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.