Consultation Neighbourhood Plan/Traffic Calming
Coxheath Parish Council will be consulting on the draft Coxheath Neighbourhood Plan from 8th November to 20th December and wants as many people as possible to get involved because the Plan will guide how Coxheath develops over the next 15 years or so. The Government’s policy is to increase house building significantly, and delay in producing an updated Maidstone Local Plan has led to Maidstone Borough Council recently increasing its housing target by nearly 50% to 14,800, some of which the Borough Council is likely to allocate in Coxheath.
As part of the Maidstone Local Plan process six possible sites have been put forward in Coxheath, and a key role of Coxheath’s plan is to ensure that any sites chosen should be appropriate in size, deliver significant benefit to the local community, and do not threaten the separate identity and rural character of the village. The vision for Coxheath is to maintain our separate identity and character as a compact sustainable community, with a good range of shopping, services and facilities, surrounded by a strongly protected ‘green belt’ of countryside.
The consultation also covers improving the village centre, parking, GP health facilities, recreation and amenity, walking /cycling and protection of community assets.
There will also be a final consultation, until the end of November, on replacing the existing traffic calming with a new scheme that gets rid of most of the build outs.
We hope that you will be able to attend the Draft Neighbourhood Plan/Traffic Calming exhibitions and give your views. The exhibitions will be held:
- at Coxheath Primary School (in the Junior School hall) on Friday 8th and Friday 15th November 2013 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm on each day;
- at Coxheath Primary School (in the Junior School hall) on Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th November 2013 from 9.00am to 1.00pm on each day;
- at Coxheath Village Hall on Friday 29th November 2013 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm and Saturday 30th November 2013 from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Copies of the full Draft Plan will be available at the exhibitions, from the Parish Clerk and for reference in Coxheath Library, where there will also be a small display. A copy of the full draft Plan can be viewed under the Planning Committee Agenda/Minutes section of this website. Information will also be available on Twitter, and Facebook. Representations can be made at the exhibitions or directly to the Parish Clerk at 60 Stockett Lane, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4PY by 20th December 2013.