I joined local residents and councillors for a virtual meeting on the Lenham Heath ‘garden village’ as a consultation on Maidstone Borough Council’s Local Plan gets underway.
In the meeting on 26 November, I gave an update on what I’ve being doing to help save Lenham Heath, including lobbying No 10 and the Housing Secretary about the overall number of new homes being built in Kent.
But the decision on the development ultimately rests with Maidstone Borough Council.
The Council has launched a consultation on the “Preferred Approaches” for their new Local Plan. This will determine where development should go in the borough between 2022-2037.
The new Local Plan includes a proposal for a Council-led garden village at Lenham Heath, which could see several thousand new homes built on farmland at the foot of the Kent Downs.
A public consultation on the Local Plan will run from 1 – 22 December. This is your chance to have your say on the Lenham Heath ‘garden village’ and the future of development across our community.
If you’re interested in making a submission, more information can be found on the Save Our Heathlands website here.
I’ll continue to do everything I can to oppose this development.