Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) and Kent County Council (KCC), can confirm that an agreement has been reached regarding a Judicial Review and that they are committed to working together on delivering transport improvements to the town.
Maidstone Borough Council’s Leader – Cllr Martin Cox said: “MBC is pleased to be able to announce that through working with KCC that an agreement has been reached and that we will continue to work collaboratively to achieve the necessary improvements to the A274 Sutton Road which is a vital route in and out of the Maidstone.”
MBC can also confirm that it will now withdraw legal action against KCC and therefore, the scheduled court hearing of 21 March 2019, will not take place. The Judicial Review, brought against KCC, was instigated by MBC in May 2018, after all attempts to settle a matter over the use of specific Section 106 money obtained as part of the statutory planning process proved unsuccessful.
A spokesman for KCC said: “We are pleased that this action has now been bought to a positive conclusion and as before we will continue to work co-operatively and positively with members and officers of MBC.”