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Council prepares for next stage of Local Plan

Council prepares for next stage of Local Plan

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council published the first draft of its Local Plan in autumn 2016. The council received around 1,000 responses from the public, and published its reply to the points raised in July. Councillors have been told they will be briefed on the council's final draft during ...

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Plans amended on Aylesford Newsprint site!

Plans amended on Aylesford Newsprint site!

MEMBERS of East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council have met representatives of the agents for the former Aylesford Newsprint site to be updated on the latest position concerning the proposed redevelopment of the site. They are also going to meet other affected parish councils. Work has started ...

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Help us to grow wildflower verges!

Help us to grow wildflower verges!

A PLAN to increase wildflower areas on roadside verges and corners of land in and around West Malling is being considered.  Parish Councillors Richard Byatt and Trudy Dean met with KCC and Kent Wildlife Trust representatives to discuss how these areas can be managed to increase wildflower numbers...

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Have your say on bus proposals!

Have your say on bus proposals!

KENT County Council received about £100,000 from the developers of Ryarsh Brickworks to improve public transport links between Ryarsh and West Malling. The council proposes to use it on improvememts to the 58 bus service. However, there are concerns that the “improvements” look set to deprive lar...

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DRAGONS’ DEN

DRAGONS’ DEN

COUNTY Councillor Trudy Dean is once again handing up to £2,000 to each of up to five local groups for projects for local people. This year the annual Dragons’ Den event will take place on the afternoon of November 18, courtesy of The Malling School at East Malling. Groups from Larkfield, East Ma...

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NEW HYTHE LANE WORKS ON TRACK TO FINISH BY 4th SEPTEMBER

NEW HYTHE LANE WORKS ON TRACK TO FINISH BY 4th SEPTEMBER

The gasworks in New Hythe Lane were advertised as taking from 24th July to 4th September.  SGNs latest update says:" SGN's work to upgrade the gas network in Larkfield is progressing well and is expected to be completed within the original schedule. The gas company appreciates that roadworks can ...

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Brexit blamed for 260 job losses as UK food supplier Southern Salads collapses into administration

Brexit blamed for 260 job losses as UK food supplier Southern Salads collapses into administration

A family-run company that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has gone out of business, costing around 260 people their jobs. Administrators say Southern Salads, based in Tonbridge, has ceased trading with immediate effect. They confirmed all but a h...

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