"I am delighted that at August’s meeting of Maidstone’s Strategic Planning Committee borough councillors unanimously agreed that the Medway Valley should be designated as a Landscape of Local Value within the emerging Local Plan. This area includes Fant Farm and the landscape lying below Gatland Lane and Glebe Lane down to the river."
"This is the highest level of protection that a local authority can bestow. It is a policy which my Liberal Democrat colleagues have advocated for years, a very positive step which will help to get these special parts of Maidstone protected from unwanted development.
It may not stop developers coming up with more unwelcome planning proposals but it will make it easier for us to fend them off."