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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Road works: Brunswick Street, Maidstone

To allow water connection works to be carried out, Kent County Council has made
an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Brunswick Street,
Maidstone.

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General Election 2019: Thank you to all our supporters, volunteers, and voters

It was a night of mixed fortunes, although we did not manage to win all of our target seats nationally, we increased our overall share of the vote by 4%, here in Maidstone we managed to maintain our 2018 position.

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Good luck to our candidates!

With the election just one week away we'd like to wish both of our candidates the best of luck!

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Broadway Scheme rejected

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 the plan in September, to allow consideration of detailed points raised by the Lib Dem and Independent Councillors.

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Former Landfill site at Dean Street safeguarded by Hayle Park Nature Reserve Trust

Maidstone Borough Councillors Brian Clark and Derek Mortimer have, as trustees of Hayle Park Nature Reserve, secured a 50 year lease on former landfill site in Dean Street, Tovil. The trust now plans to extend their work at Hayle Park Nature Reserve at the 28 acre site which will include wildflower meadows in areas where public access will be limited (a separate section which was not used as landfill will be left as publicly accessible open space). The field, which is positioned between the Loose Valley and Medway Valley "Landscapes of Local Value", includes naturally formed ponds and has been untouched for so long it has already become a haven for wildlife.

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Operation Brock / M20 J8 - J9

Start Date:

Monday 28 October 2019

Start Time:

06:52

Location:

Brock M20

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The Loose Neighbourhood Plan is now Adopted by Maidstone Borough Council

MBC’s Strategic Planning Committee has agreed to adopt the Loose Neighbourhood Plan following the successful referendum held in Loose in August 2019 where 93.95% of the votes cast were "Yes" to accept the plan. The vote followed the committee’s decision to take the plan to referendum agreed in June.

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