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The county’s windmills: read our response to KCC consultation

David Mairs
By David Mairs
26th January 2024

Future of heritage and community assets uncertain

We have reported previously on CPRE Kent’s concerns over county council proposals to dispose of the eight windmills in its ownership.

Our initial worry was that no potential acquirer of any of the windmills, with the resources required to maintain them, had been sought, leaving their future as heritage and community assets uncertain.

The county council set up a public consultation on its proposals and you can read the response from CPRE Kent’s historic buildings committee here.

The consultation ends at midnight on Monday (January 29) and we would like to stress that any extra voices added in protest will be welcome, especially from those with intimate knowledge of their local mill.

Herne Mill is one of the affected buildings (pic Kent County Council)