Maidstone News

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

Is the Government set to restructure Local Government in Kent?

26 July, 2020

Earlier this month Minister of State, Simon Clarke, stated that the Conservative Government is pressing ahead with the publication of its Devolution White Paper in the Autumn. The Minister stated that the Government is aiming for 'many more elected mayors and more unitary councils following in th... read more

Relief for Tovil re-cycling Centre on the way

20 July, 2020

After a decade of investigation and discussion, planning permission has been given for the provision of a new re-cycling centre at Allington. It will serve North Maidstone and also Tonbridge & Malling which has for years been the only Borough in Kent which has not had its own Recycling Centre. read more