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
There have been many housing developments in the area and we are losing many of our open spaces to the ever-increasing house building. Not being able to stop the development, we can only work to get the best outcomes for our community.
Both councillors are concerned about the failing infrastructure and do our best to improve this where we can.
We are also concerned about the amount of traffic moving through the ward and the pollution this is causing to the detriment of the residents. We hope that the KCC proposed junction improvement at Tonbridge Road and Fountain Lane will improve this.
After many years, we have finally been successful in getting pedestrian traffic controls at the lights outside the Rocking Robin pub. We have also been able to get warning signals outside the school in Queens Road. We have been successful in getting improvements to the play areas and the safe keeping of the cemetery at Oakapple Lane. There are now footpaths around Barming Heath, making it safer for the residents.
We will continue to work for the safety and wellbeing of the residents in the ward.
Latest news in heath ward
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
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
As part of Maidstone Council's Local Plan review the Council has decided to produce an Action Plan for the Town Centre. This is an ambitious attempt to try and shape the inevitable development forced upon the Town by Government Housing plans in a more positive fashion. and to improve the environm... 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