Maidstone News

Tories push for 40% extra houses per year in the Borough

04 February, 2020

The Tory government has changed the calculation for housing need, which has increased the Borough’s housing target by 40% (from 883 units per year to 1236). If the borough fails to meet this target it will lose the important “5 year housing supply”, leading to planning applications refused by the... read more

Lib Dem calls for HGV controls in residential areas

25 January, 2020

At a Kent County Council meeting this week councillors endorsed a KCC proposal to implement a trial lorry control area aimed to substantially reduce inappropriate HGV movements. The trial area is likely to be to the south of Maidstone. read more

Broadway Scheme rejected

17 November, 2019

At the recent meeting of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee, Councillors discussed a number of development proposals in the Town Centre, including a controversial multi-story housing and retail plan at Broadway shopping Centre. The committee had agreed to defer the decision on th... read more