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Cycle lane fiasco must not be repeated

16 January, 2021

Councillors have welcomed the proposal withdrawal of the ill-judged temporary cycle lanes in Maidstone’s King Street.  But Liberal Democrats have insisted that any similar scheme in the future should be subject to full consultation and proper consideration of the needs of all road users. read more

Raising development standards

08 December, 2020

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

A big step forward for the Maidstone Local Plan for Housing

12 November, 2020

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

Park and Ride open for business

25 August, 2020

Maidstone Borough Council is reminding visitors to the town centre the Arriva Park and Ride service is operating at both the London Road and Willington Street sites. read more

Lib Dems gain agreement to progress A274 junction improvement plan

15 July, 2020

Members of Maidstone’s Joint Transport Committee have agreed to bring back a rejected multi-million-pound junction improvement plan at the Sutton Road, Wallis Avenue, Willington Street junction in south Maidstone following a successful motion by Councillors Ian Chittenden and Brian Clark. The sch... read more