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Posted on the 29 July 2019 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From the BBC
The way of life of a secluded community of nuns would be "devastated" if new homes planned nearby get the go-ahead, a council leader says.

Malling Abbey in West Malling, Kent, which was founded in 1060, is home to an order of up to 15 Benedictine nuns.

We can add penguins to newts and bats in the protected species lists that NIMBYs will use to prevent any new building.

Rev David Green, vicar of nearby St Mary's Church, said: "Their whole way of life is built around isolated prayer and peace and quiet."

Trudy Dean, chairman of West Malling Parish Council, said: "The whole community has come together to support the nuns against this highly intrusive plan."
Mrs Dean, who also sits on Kent County Council and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, said: "If the sisters cannot carry on their work, we risk them quitting the site.

So? If their way of life is built around isolated prayer, why is anyone going to miss them?
Seems to me that people who want to live in isolation would be just as happy in mid-Wales or rural Wiltshire. Sell up, sisters, pocket the cash and move somewhere really quiet.

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