Article: Apr 21, 2016
A Message from the Allington Liberal Democrat Team - A20 London Road Roadworks
There was never any doubt that this set of roadworks at this particularly difficult and narrow part of the London Road was going to present a real problem with traffic control, once works were needed to reconfigure the cross-roads necessary to service the new development at The Orchards and in Beaver Road. So it has proved, in spite of the detailed instructions issued by Kent Highways to the contractors.
Article: Mar 11, 2016
A planning appeal which would have led to 220 homes being built on the current playing field of New Line Learning Academy has been dismissed by the government inspector following a lengthy campaign by local Lib Dems and residents.
Maidstone Borough Council chose not to fight the appeal for fear of costs, over-ruling the views of the Lib Dem chaired Planning Committee which wished to continue to Contest the appeal. However North Loose Resident's Association moved forward with the appeal with support from residents and local Lib Dem councillors Ian Chittenden, Brian Clark and Derek Mortimer (who each appeared as expert witnesses at the public hearing).
Article: Mar 9, 2016
Local Plan FAQ's
1) What stage is the local plan at and what happens next?
A) The local plan has been worked on for a considerable period of time. The stage of the process just completed relates to 'preparation' or getting the content drafted and, following public consultation, agreed by Councillors. This is also known as the Regulation 18 stage. The next stage for the local plan is called 'publication' (or Regulation 19).
Article: Mar 9, 2016
Cllr Brian Clark's call to drop controversial Cranborne Avenue closure plan leads to agreement at Town Hall (once again)
A series of traffic improvements along the A229 Loose Road corridor were presented by Kent Highways to Maidstone' Joint Transport Board at the town hall on Monday evening. One element of this included a controversial plan to close the exit of Cranborne Avenue onto the A229 at the Wheatsheaf junction. This plan had been unanimously rejected by Maidstone Borough's Strategic Planning committee in December.
Article: Feb 23, 2016
Local Businessman and long serving Maidstone Borough Councillor Dave Naghi has been selected by the Liberal Democrats to contest the forthcoming election for Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner.
Dave has been a Borough Councillor for East Ward for 14 years and is currently a member of the Licensing Committee and a trustee of the Cutbush and Corrall Almshouses. He has a keen interest in youth issues and is Chairman of Maidstone Sea Cadets, and a member of the Kent Playing Fields Association and has had a long association with the Howard De Walden Youth Centre.
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