Councillor Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that while the focus has inevitably been on housing sites within the Review of the Plan Local a serious effort is underway within the Council to raise the quality of developments within Maidstone with preliminary work being und... read more
Despite being home to nearly 6,000 residents Staplehurst retains the feel of a small friendly village. As a ward, it is rather large starting at Cross-at-Hands in the north and finishing at Knox Bridge in the south. Staplehurst maintains a thriving centre, library, medical facilities, fast rail service to London and a supermarket presently under construction.
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As the Government continues to move forward with an 80% increase in housing numbers for the Borough, MBC Councillors have agreed to progress the Local Plan Review to the first of two public consultations between 1st and 22nd December 2020, to try to minimise the impact of the Government’s proposals. read more
Lib Dem borough and county councillors in Maidstone are calling on KCC, the highways authority, to stipulate 20mph as the default speed limit for all new housing schemes. read more
Whilst some Local Authorities have struggled Maidstone Borough Council has now delivered more than 99% of the Government support provided via the £10,000 or £25,000 grants to qualifying businesses affected by the pandemic. read more
Whilst social distancing guidelines exist, KCC intends to maintain the management of access to Household Waste Recycling Sites. Household Waste Recycling Centres re-opened on the 15th May and have provided a disposal service of all household materials with operating procedures designed to protec... read more