The entire NAAG's committee team would like to extend their thanks to all that attended the Quiz Night last Saturday. The evening was a grand success with much needed funds being raised. Thank you to St Nicholas Church for the Hall and to the Quiz Master for putting on a fantastic Quiz.
The next Quiz Night will be taking place in late January - watch this space for the date to be released. If you would like to register your interest or reserve a table please do not hesitate to contact us.
HOW LONG WILL COUNCILS ACCEPT OBJECTIONS - WHEN IS THE REAL DEADLINE
This is a FAQ that has been asked many times over the past few days...
Answer: Although a deadline was set by MBC as being 14th November that is not enforceable in law, it's merely a notional date that confirms their requirement to safeguard themselves from being able to set a planning committee meeting at a time that suits them and the developer !!!!
In practice it is possible to add objections up to and including the day of, and at the committee meeting due date.
What that allows is for us NAAG supporters to continue to pump in information and further critiques of the plans.
Same is true for Tonbridge & Malling Council.
In Summary: Supports and residents can continue to write, even belatedly, to MBC and T&M Council with forceful objections and evidence to discredit the Developer's plans...
MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Did you know you can attend MBC planning Committee meetings to watch for yourself with interest how MBC decide on planning applications - click here to browse upcoming dates, agenda's and previous meeting details.
If you are unable to attend in person you can always watch it LIVE via internet webcast service
Today (Friday 22nd Nov) is deadline day for T&M objections. DON'T DELAY WRITE YOUR OBJECTION NOW, EVERY OBJECTION LETTER THEY RECEIVE ADDS MORE WEIGHT TO THE PUBLICS OPINION.
Write to Tonbridge & Malling Council
Senior Case and Planning Officer
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Gibson Drive, Kings Hill
West Malling ME19 4LZ
Phone 01732 876241
Fax 01732 842170
Application no. TM/13/03147
Or easier still - do it online at the Tonbridge & Malling Council - Planning Portal
Who is coming along tonight to the MBC planning meeting at County Hall. Meeting up outside at 5:30pm ? RSVP
Does anyone have any old photos taken in the Ancient Bluebell woods? Please forward them to us by email
STOP PRESS:: Planning application 13/1434 to extend the Maidstone Hospital carpark and add an additional 67 parking spaces is to be decided on Thursday 21st November 2013 from 6pm at County Hall Maidstone. This may have far reaching implications for us in setting a local precedence on the removal of yet more tree's in very close proximity to our Ancient Woodland Site with all associated implications we have discovered for indigenous wildlife, ecology, and the environment.
If you could spare an hour of your time to come and show the Council that you care about what goes on in your backyard then we are meeting outside County Hall from 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing as many supporters as possible. (please tell us if you can make it)
Also of interest that is being discussed is the demolition of the old nurses home in Hermitage Lane to make way for another huge housing development…
Place:: County Hall ME14 1XQ
Time:: From 5:30pm
5 years ago I made an election pledge to help protect our rural heritage in Maidstone & the Weald.
At the time the ‘No to KIG’ campaign was in full swing and I was pleased to give my support
(photo from the No to KIG Bearsted Green protest 04-09-2009).
More recently the Kent Messenger reported my active opposition to the expansion of quarrying in Oaken Wood. Now the threat to Bluebell Wood, just north of Maidstone Hospital, has my full attention. READ MORE
LAST DAY TODAY to make your OBJECTIONS with the Councils to save our last green field site in West Maidstone, Ancient Woodland and the Animals and Wildlife that call it home.
Simple to do online visit http://www.naag.kry4help.co.uk/write-to-councils.html
SAVE OUR ANCIENT BLUEBELL WOODS