Earlier this week the Kent County Council Cabinet agreed a new Rail Strategy for Kent. Although the strategy repeated the long term ambition of bringing Thameslink to Maidstone, the County Council has now stated that that it would support the introduction of a service terminating at London Blackf... read more
Shepway North Ward
Shepway North Ward encompasses the communities to the North and West of the Shepway development, bordered on its north side by Mote Park. The development of this community was started in the 1930s in the west and north of the ward moving eastward with the later part of the community being developed post world war two.
The award-winning Mote Park is in the north of the ward providing nature and leisure for the whole of Maidstone as well as outstanding views of the North Downs.
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Councillor Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that while the focus has inevitably been on housing sites within the Review of the Plan Local a serious effort is underway within the Council to raise the quality of developments within Maidstone with preliminary work being und... read more
As the Government continues to move forward with an 80% increase in housing numbers for the Borough, MBC Councillors have agreed to progress the Local Plan Review to the first of two public consultations between 1st and 22nd December 2020, to try to minimise the impact of the Government’s proposals. read more
Over the last few weeks, Lib Dem councillors on both Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council have been responding to residents’ concerns about the new cycling measures in King Street and the pedestrianisation scheme in Earl Street. KCC had to install these schemes very hastily to compl... read more
Proposals to reduce congestion and make improvements in the Air Quality in the Upper Stone Street area are moving forward. read more
Lib Dem borough and county councillors in Maidstone are calling on KCC, the highways authority, to stipulate 20mph as the default speed limit for all new housing schemes. read more