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Councils work together for major north Kent improvements

Fri 11 September 2009, 8:53 am

A revolutionary bus system is to be extended into Swale and Medway as part of a raft of improvements for north Kent. (Sourced from Kent Online.)
Councils in the area have been given new powers to improve employment, skills, housing and transport.

They have agreed to extend the Fastrack transport system to Medway and Swale, increase the number of educationally-skilled people and cut carbon emissions.

It follows the signing of a new multi-area agreement by the council leaders of north Kent.

Speaking at The Bridge £500 million regeneration area in Dartford, the Communities Secretary John Denham this morning said: "Today's agreement will mean North Kent's five councils and partners will have more power locally to deliver jobs, training, welfare support and economic resilience for the region - helping to deliver 58,000 jobs and 52,000 new homes by 2026 as part of the wider growth of the Thames Gateway."

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