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 environment and infrastructure of our town. The Council will be aiming to attract investment in jobs and community and social facilities, and not just housing, to promote sustainability and reduce the impact of climate change.
The plan would include health care, educational and other services and facilities, and most importantly, the means by which to achieve them. The intention would be to consult on the Action Plan in early 2021.
Cllr Martin Cox, Liberal Democrat Leader of Maidstone Borough Council said:
“As part of the Local Plan Review we are developing a very ambitious town centre strategy, looking forward 30 years to 2050. We wish to establish a sustainable and vibrant County Town for Kent, making sure Maidstone has the social and community infrastructure to thrive and move forward socially, culturally and economically.
“In order to grow Maidstone in the way we believe will offer the most benefits to our residents and businesses we would like to create a range of services and facilities that contribute towards a great quality of life. This will include health care and education provision, community, open space, play and recreation opportunities, youth services, sports, faith and emergency facilities. This will be a County Town that we can all be proud of and somewhere that works for everyone.”