Major new development in Linton …
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Update 14 July 2017
MBC Planning Committee has approved the application for the industrial site at Redwall Lane.
This decision cannot be appealed.
The minutes of the Committee Meeting, together with a webcast of the discussion, can be accessed here.
Update 4 July 2017: The Urgent Update to members of the MBC Planning Committee has now been compiled and delivered. A copy of what we have written is available here.
PLEASE COME TO THE PLANNING MEETING on Thursday, if you care about Linton. Starts 6pm in the Town Hall in the High Street
Update 30 June 2017: the development has been scheduled for decision at the MBC Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 6 July. The Planning Department is recommending approval. See their report here. Linton PC will write to all committee members and will object at the meeting.
Update 5 May 2017: the Parish Council Chairman made further mention of the views of Linton Parish Council regarding this development in his Annual Report, which is available here ..
Update 25 February 2017: A planning application has been submitted for a large extension to the Wares Farm industrial site in Redwall Lane, Linton and on the Maidstone BC website the details are available here..
Linton Parish Council have undertaken a review and site meeting and following a discussion at our meeting on 6 February we voted to strongly object to the proposals. We have now responded to the application, and our letter is available here. We have significant concerns about a number of issues such as the loss of countryside, the increase in traffic movements, the potential for further expansion in the future, and the impact on the views which are such a feature of our area. Overall we consider that Linton is a rural parish which is not the right location for an industrial development of this size.
All residents are strongly encouraged to form their own view of this development and to express it to MBC. This can be done either in writing, via email, or via the Planning portal link above. The closing date for consultation is past but we have been assured that all comments will still be taken into consideration.
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