Wonderful news that the appeal against refusal to build commercial warehousing and offices on green field land near Leeds Castle and in the setting of the Kent Downs has been dismissed – and for all the right reasons. Our landscapes and heritage are precious assets and must be safeguarded from inappropriate exploitation. This decision will help protect this area from future speculative development and, crucially, allow Maidstone Borough to complete its Local Plan to help safeguard other sites from speculative challenges.
Read the full decision here
(picture credit: Stephen Sutherland)