HOUSING: Council delaying new Lenham plan details until AFTER election - claim
Wednesday 7th April 2021
OPPONENTS of large scale housing at Lenham Heath have accused council bosses of using the imminent borough council election as a means of delaying the latest version of its plans.
Pressure group Save Our Heath Lands claims the redrawn proposals, which include new areas to be developed, will not be seen until after the election on May 6.
Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is the self-styled 'master developer' of the 4,000 home scheme and is about to go into partnership with government housing quango Homes England with a view to stepping back from a frontline role in the project.
A SOHL spokesman said: "Local people are being kept in the dark and are being caused further anxiety because of it. This is likely being held back because of the elections in May."
There are no elections being held in Lenham to test local opinion regarding housing plans there.
MBC was approached for a comment.
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