Maidstone News

Liberal Democrats welcome improvements to Town Centre road schemes

16 October, 2020

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

Council Agree Way forward on Local Plan Review

08 October, 2020

At the Full Council Meeting on 30th September the Borough decided on its approach to the review of the Local Plan in the face of the Government’s recent decision to introduce a new system which would drastically increase the level of housing required in Maidstone. The only way to avoid the higher... read more

A replacement for Heather House in Parkwood gets the go ahead

08 October, 2020

After two years of discussion and debate, the Lib Dem team of councillors on the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee voted with others to approve the building of a new community /sports centre at Parkwood Maidstone. Part of the project will also provide 12 new homes on an adjacent site... read more

Aylesford Reservoir

03 October, 2020

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

Kent Access Permits are a threat to Kent residents and Kent businesses

28 September, 2020

"The Government's proposal to require hauliers heading for Dover or the Channel Tunnel to obtain a Kent Access Permit has caused much amusement", says Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at County Hall. "But it's not a joke. It is another ill-conceived bureaucratic burden which will af... read more

Essential Road works B2012 Lower Boxley Road/Well Road

18 September, 2020

This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be resurfacing B2012 Lower Boxley Road/Well Road from Staceys Street to beyond the Wheeler Street crossroads. read more

Government to Change Planning Laws - Update

31 August, 2020

Having ignored its own public consultation, the  Government's current White Paper on planning is the latest attempt to change the planning system and to remove any Local accountability by taking more and more power over planning decisions away from local councils and giving more power to developers. read more