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   Development Lordswood Industrial area    September 29, 2017

The application to expand Unit 33 at Lordswood Industrial Area (south of Gleamingwood Drive) has been refused by Maidstone Borough Council.

Boxley Parish Council has successfully argued that Ancient Woodland adjacent to unit 33  will be destroyed by a proposal to expand the commercial premises. The parish council also argued that the additional traffic caused by the expansion of the site would also severely add to the congestion on the local road network. MBC Planning Officer had recommended permission and the parish council had requested that if permission was given then MBC should obtain Section 106 contributions to improve the Lordswood Lane/Gleamingwood junction.

The parish council had previously approached MBC about protecting all the woodland adjacent to Gleamingwood Drive with Tree Preservation Orders and this had been refused this request will now be resubmitted.

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