Under Government legislation Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is reviewing its Local Plan that sets out planning policies for the whole area.
It is under that plan that sites such as Peters Village, Wouldham: Kings Hill: and Leybourne Grange are being developed. It also sets out policies for employment land, recreation, countryside protection, and the extent of the Green Belt and so on.
Under Government changes Councils were required to issue a "Call for Sites" so developers could come forward to suggest new sites for housing development. The whole plan is being reviewed but providing more houses across England is seen as a priority.
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is considering abolishing its Area Planning system and replacing it with a single committee of about 13 councillors to decide planning applications across the Borough.
Since when the council was formed in 1974 the council has been divided into three areas each with its own planning committee on which all the councillors for those wards or parishes sit and have a vote.
Arriva Bus Services are making a number of changes to their services in the Maidstone, Larkfield and Snodland area from the above date, giving more frequent buses on some routes and improved evening and Sunday services for Larkfield and Snodland.
Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a 4.040 cut to the public health budget in Kent. The budget pays to help improve people’s health so there is less pressure on the NHS.
In Coalition the Tories said they would abolish the Human Rights Act as quickly as possible if they had their own way.
They also threatened to walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights, with no guarantee about what would come in its place.
The only reason they could not follow through on their plans is because they were blocked time and again by the Liberal Democrats.
Now David Cameron – presiding over a wafer-thin majority and held to ransom by the swivel-eyed right wingers on his backbenches – is back on the war path.
The Conservative government have announced a range of cuts to working age benefits that will affect local residents.
Kent County Councillors were told yesterday that the new Conservative Government is already planning a £200 million cut in national Public Health funding which will mean a cut of £4 million in Kent's Public Health Service.
Trudy Dean, Lib Dem Group Leader at Kent County Council said: