Controversial Bridge Ward application refused on appeal

Local Liberal Democrat Spokesman Ben Webster-Whitting has welcomed news that the controversial proposal to build 18 flats at 51 London Road has been refused by the Planning Inspector following the Appeal hearing on 14th January.

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Potty potholes

Following many months of rain and with the ongoing storms, the number of potholes in both roads and footpaths has increased dramatically in all areas in and around Maidstone.

 

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Easing the debt burden on low income households

At the Meeting of Maidstone Borough’s Councils Policy and Resources Committee on 12th February Liberal Democrat Councillors took action to support local residents who have been adversely affected by changes to the Council Tax System, by proposing that the Council sign up to guidance issued by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and take action to address financial support for low-income households in financial difficulty.

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We went Green and Wild in Allington!

Over 30 volunteers of all ages and sizes braved the blustery wind on Saturday to plant trees in Allington Open Space just off Castle Road.

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Water refill scheme

In a bid to reduce single-use plastic this week the Liberal Democrat councillors supported the installation of three new water refill stations for public use. 

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‘Go Green Go Wild’ in Allington

Maidstone’s Borough Council 'Go Green Go Wild' team are inviting you to come and plant trees at Allington Open Space, Castle Road!

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

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 council being overturned at appeal by the Government.

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Kent County Council launches its “Keep Maidstone Moving” consultation

Kent CC has now launched its “Keep Maidstone Moving” consultation. It is seeking residents’ views on proposed improvements to six critical junctions in and around Maidstone. The consultation runs for a six week period and concludes on the 11th March 2020.

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Lib Dem calls for HGV controls in residential areas

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.

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Liberal Democrats seeking to improve road safety in Bridge Ward danger area

County Councillors Rob Bird and Daley are asking for local residents’ views on a proposed 20mph speed limit in Buckland Hill, Buckland Road, St Peter's Street and the adjoining roads.

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