Friday, May 25, 2007

Previous Week's Planning Applications

474 Maidstone Road Chatham Kent ME5 9QJ - Details of site investigation into contamination submitted in pusuant to condition 10 of planning permission 06/02750/FL: Demolition of existing dwelling, erection of 9no. dwellings and the introduction of new access on to Maidstone Road. Application Ref: 07/01478/RD dated 27/04/07.

21 Russell Road Aylesford Kent ME20 7EY - Two storey, 4 bed residence to replace the existing dwelling. Application Ref: 07/01483/FL dated 27/04/07.
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Previous Week's Planning Applications

9 Laurie Gray Ave. Chatham Kent ME5 9DF - Rear Conservatory Application Ref: 07/01350/FL dated 19/04/07.

474 Maidstone Road Chatham Kent ME5 9QJ - Retention of a freestanding sign Application Ref: 07/01411/AT dated 19/04/07.

19 Marlow Copse Chatham Kent ME5 9DR - Deadwood Sweet Chestnut tree (copse), cut down to 18" at an angle a Hornbeam (copse), cut down 2 young Silver Birches with root problems, deadwood 6 Silver Birches covered by KCC (Malling Rural District TPO Order No. 1 1969) Application Ref: 07/01386/TPOC dated 23/04/07.
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Previous Week's Planning Applications

105 Robin Hood Lane Chatham Kent ME5 9NN - Details of slab levels submitted pursuant to condition 6 of planning permission 06/02697/FL (Three bedroom bungalow) Application Ref: 07/01430/RD dated 20/04/07.
Upper Bell Inn 1 Chatham Road Aylesford Kent ME5 9QY - Erection of two detached dwellings. Application Ref: 07/01429/FL dated 20/04/07.
For further information make a note of the application ref. and click here

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spring Clean for Taddington Valley

Last Sunday The Taddington Valley Community Group mobilised a Bash the Trash litter pick and stormed the Woods!! This was an excellent example of local residents showing determination to beat the few inconsiderate people who seem to have a total disregard for this beautiful area. The storm troopers were of all ages - I'm not saying which end of the scale the Councillors were but the picture may give it away.
As part of the TVCG work a leaflet has also gone out to neighbouring Walderslade residents encouraging them to be vigilant and report instances of fly-tipping to the Council. The Council has a reward scheme to tackle fly-tipping, which offers a £100 payment to members of the public who provide information leading to successful prosecution against fly-tippers.Phil Beddoes, Chief Environmental Health Officer for the Borough Council said " Taddington Valley is a beautiful area, which is being continuously mistreated by a few irresponsible people. Through the work of the TVCG, we hope the area will soon be restored to its natural beauty."
Well done to the TVCG organisers and all the helpers, including TMBC staff, who made this a truly successful day.
For more information on the Taddington Valley Community Group, or to find out how you can get involved please call 01634 302085 or e-mail

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Previous Week's Planning Applications

20 Walsham Road Chatham Kent ME5 9HX - Removal one stem of multi-stem hornbeam tree (TPO 12-02-18) Application Ref: 07/01073/TPOC dated 10/04/07.

6 Walsham Road Chatham Kent ME5 9HX - Garage conversion to reception room Application Ref: 07/01419/FL dated 04/04/07.

Land Adj. Cedar Heights 290 Warren Road Chatham Kent ME5 9RF - Formation of new access Application Ref: 07/01465/FL
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Local Elections - We've Done It!

Peter and I wish to thank all our supporters for showing their confidence in us by choosing us to represent them for another term in Borough Council matters. The turnout in Blue Bell Hill and Walderslade Ward was 40.6% a slight improvement on 2003.

We are both committed to serving the electorate to the best of our ability and would urge that you contact us with any Borough issues that concern you.

Rat Running - Robin Hood Lane (Lower) - Update

A telephone call from PC Dalton yesterday (4th May) confirmed that action will be taken soon!!

Allan has had a response from a Chief Inspector of Kent Police to say he is "on to this one with the local officers and PCSO. A referral to the roads policing officer has also occurred".

Allan and Peter are aware of the concerns of residents and are pleased to report that Kent Highway Services acknowledge that the issue of rat running and improvements to the Lane need to be addressed.
In the Local Transport Plan there is now an item entitled 'Robin Hood Lane Traffic Calming' to address speed problems. The programmed year is financial year 2008/09.
In the meantime Allan and Peter will be encouraging the Police to take temporary measures to action residents concerns.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Our Recycling Site is Here!

Our very own new recycling site in the North of the Borough will soon have the appropriate signage in place to direct our residents however there is nothing to stop our readers using the site right now!!
The site is at the Blue Bell Hill commuter car park at Junction 3 of the M2 and is currently suitable for glass, cans, textiles, paper and cardboard. It is hoped that the facility for recycling plastic bottles will follow this initial installation although it is understood there are significant cost involved. In the meantime the nearest recycling centre, in the Tonbridge & Malling Borough, with plastic bottle banks is Sainsbury's, Quarry Wood, Aylesford.
Printed & promoted by A Kennedy on behalf of Blue Bell Hill & Walderslade Conservatives, all at 91 High Street, West Malling, Kent