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  • KCC Cllr Rob Bird ( Leader )and Cllr Trudy Dean

    Rob Bird elected as new Leader of KCC Lib Dem Group

    At today's meeting of the Kent County Council Liberal Democrat group, Trudy Dean announced that she was stepping down from her position as Group Leader.

    Trudy said "All leaders want to step down in favour of the safe hands of a talented successor. I have worked very hard to lead and support the Lib Dem Group as a well informed and constructive group at KCC.

    Article / May 19, 2017
  • Emily Fermor
    In From the Liberal Democrat website

    This election is your choice over your future.

    A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future.

    And this, is how we'll do that:

    1. Standing up for Britain's place in Europe

    The choices Theresa May is making will affect your life - your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety - for decades. That's why we think you should have the final say, via a referendum, on any Brexit deal.

    Article / May 18, 2017
  • By Ian Chittenden

    County Councillor Ian Chittenden

    H: 01622 630867 M: 07880 798163 email: ian.gills@btinternet.com

    Dear Resident of North Ward,

    Springfield Development Update

    As things are getting even more complicated I thought it was time to bring you up to date.

    There are currently four unimplemented planning permissions and a live planning application on the derelict land comprising the formerly Kent County Council owned Springfield site:

    Article / Apr 24, 2017
  • Cllr. Clive English at Wat Tyler Way accident hotspot
    By Clive English

    We previously reported that following sustained pressure from Liberal Democrat Councillors the Borough Council finally set up a working group to bring forward measures to improve Maidstone's dire air quality. This group, under the Chairmanship of High Street Liberal Democrat Councillor Clive English ,will deliver its full report in June, but action based on the group's work has already begun to be taken.

    Article / Apr 18, 2017
  • Dan Daley and Rob Bird

    Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the Inspector has turned down the Appeal by Gleesons for up to 225 dwellings at Fant Farm.

    The Inspector dismissed the appeal largely due to the importance of the local landscape. She stated that "the harmful effect on the character and appearance of the area and in particular on the distinctive character of the Medway Valley and its relationship to Maidstone would be substantial. This would be a significant environmental harm contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework ….. I conclude this would amount to an adverse impact that would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposal when assessed against the policies of the Framework taken as a whole". County Councillors Rob Bird and Dan Daley have been active in campaigning against the proposal and both spoke at the Enquiry. Commenting on the Inspector's decision, Rob said "It is gratifying that the Inspector has rejected this appeal and recognised the importance of Fant Farm and the wider Medway Valley Area of Local Landscape Importance to the local community and indeed to Maidstone as a whole. Dan and I would both like to thank everyone, including in particular the Save Fant Farm group and all the local residents, who have helped protect this vital part of Maidstone from unwanted and unnecessary development."

    Article / Mar 28, 2017

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