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
Barming and Teston Ward
The Barming and Teston ward covers the mainly rural westernmost section of Barming and the village of Teston. Bordered on its south side by the River Medway this ward affords fantastic views across the Medway Valley.
Teston is home to Barham Court once the home of the knight Randall Fitz Urse, one of the murderers of Thomas Beckett, and in later history recognised at the birthplace of the evangelical abolitionist movement. Teston is also home to the Teston Bridge Country Park which is part of the Maidstone River Park and has well-maintained footpaths leading into Maidstone via Fant Ward and away from Maidstone via Wateringbury and Marden and Yalding ward.
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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
South East Water has reported problems at the Aylesford Reservoir with the appearance of a number of voids and the disappearance of water from the reservoir over the weekend. Their teams are working to, make the site safe and to map the extent of the sinkholes on site. SE Water has been able to r... 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
After a decade of investigation and discussion, planning permission has been given for the provision of a new re-cycling centre at Allington. It will serve North Maidstone and also Tonbridge & Malling which has for years been the only Borough in Kent which has not had its own Recycling Centre. read more
Whilst some Local Authorities have struggled Maidstone Borough Council has now delivered more than 99% of the Government support provided via the £10,000 or £25,000 grants to qualifying businesses affected by the pandemic. read more