Maidstone Borough Council’s Planning Committee gave the proposals the green light, which will see the stunning 440 acre park benefit from a new café with both indoor and outdoor seating and a fantastic new visitor centre with a flexible space for learning, meetings and for community groups to hire.
Chairman of MBC’s Planning Committee, Clive English said:
“The new Visitor Centre and café are the second phase of the council’s £4.3 million investment in the redevelopment and improvements of Mote Park.
“These great new facilities with increased energy efficiency measures, will include new toilets, a ‘changing places’ room as well as a flexible space which will be available all year round for local schools and community groups. Improved landscaping and new surfacing will link the new facilities to the car park, where increased bicycle parking will also be provided. The existing café, toilet block and estates office will be demolished and new steps down towards the lake will open up the view of the lake.
“Works are due to start in spring 2020 and it is hoped the new facilities will be open to the public in 2021.”
As part of these works a new Estate Building will also be added closer to the Leisure Centre.