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Free parking for electric vehicles is not the best thing to do

By stuartjeffery | 11 February 2021

Maidstone Greens have criticised claims that free parking for electric vehicles, to be offered by the council in Maidstone, is the “single dramatic thing the council could do in the next year to two years”. The Greens highlight a range of measures that would have a greater impact on the Borough’s carbon emissions and that […]

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Stop the Chainhurst Chicken Farm

By stuartjeffery | 27 January 2021

Mick Summersgill, our Green Party campaigner for Marden and Yalding, is supporting the campaign to stop the building of the massive chicken farm at Chainhurst (see https://www.welovechainhurst.co.uk/ ). Mick has outlined eight reasons to oppose the development: Additional Traffic and Flooding: Hunton Road at the site entrance and at Green Lane junction near Marden frequently […]

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Maidstone’s Local Plan Review fails the climate change test

By stuartjeffery | 15 December 2020

Maidstone Greens have responded to the Borough Council’s consultation on the Local Plan Review, hitting out at the council’s failure to take climate change into consideration. They point to the proposal to build 18,210 homes and state that the building of these would emit over 1 million tonnes of CO2 which would not be in line with Maidstone […]

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Maidstone Borough Council are planning a huge number of very large houses on farmland around the town.

These are unnecessary and do not meet the real housing need for affordable and social housing.

They are not close to jobs and transport and will just increase traffic on the already choked roads.

We face chaos: worsening air pollution, not enough homes for those in need and destruction of much needed farmland.

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