Maidstone News

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


Park and Ride open for business

25 August, 2020

Maidstone Borough Council is reminding visitors to the town centre the Arriva Park and Ride service is operating at both the London Road and Willington Street sites. read more


Town centre action plan

19 August, 2020

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



Government change planning laws

04 August, 2020

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors are appalled that the Government are ignoring the responses to their own public consultation to force through unwanted and unnecessary planning changes that will create thousands of substandard flats without any of the Infrastructure needed to support the new re... read more