Leeds Parish Council in response to Maidstone Borough Council asking for feedback on the approach to their Local Plan they published in Oct 2017.


GREAT NEWS!!!! KCC to start work on Leeds-Langley feasibility on B2163 Leeds & Langley Relief Road.

A Relief Road has an estimated cost of at least £55m at today's prices, and this would be more like £75m in cash terms, allowing for inflation.

Kent County Council is under severe financial pressure but has found £200,000 to conduct the road monitoring exercise for the Leeds-Langley relief road feasibility.

Any future funding Business Case for the road will need to consider the strategic, economic, financial, commercial and management case for a scheme. It will need to consider all options including doing nothing and other transport alternatives, and to consider sustainability issues and the human rights aspects of those who would be affected by a proposed scheme.


Spot the 2 x MP's from Maidstone (both Helen's) in the photo supporting the Relief Road campaign (March 29th 2018), Clues are ... Now! and Road
We need a By-Pass! (Key Documents)
      November 2017

c 400 people attended the Public meeting re Leeds-Langley relief road plans, with MP's, MBC & KCC:

Plans for the long-awaited Leeds-Langley (South Maidstone) Relief Road have taken a step forward. Meeting was 2nd November 2017
Independent Chairman; Mr. Geoff Miles, Chairman of Maidstone Studios

Rt Hon Helen Whateley, MP Faversham & Mid Kent

Rt Hon Helen Grant, MP Maidstone & the Weald

Plus Representatives from Kent County Council, Maidstone Borough Council and Local Parish Councils.

Cllr Paul Carter spoke as an independent person.
Cllr John Govett spoke on behalf of Leeds Parish Council
ARCHIVE (see below....) 


Leeds-Langley road by-pass petition: 

"We the undersigned petition the Kent County council to collaborate with Maidstone Borough Council to provide and build a Leeds-Langley relief road as a matter of urgency"

Signed: 1694 signatures in support of the petition by end of Jan 2016 (submitted to the Joint Transportation Board)


LOCAL HOUSING PLAN: 18,600 homes!!! in the Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan: Regulation 18 Consultation 2015

CLICK HERE to read the Local Plan and the proposed locations where MBC want to put 18,600 houses in the area (October 2015)


Leeds Parish Council response to the Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan: Regulation 18 Consultation 2015

See below link for the Leeds Parish Council formal response to the proposed 18,600 homes Maidstone Borough Council plan to build over the next few years.

 KM Article 6th Nov 2015


 Letter from Leeds PC to Leaders of KCC and MBC


Willington Street supports Leeds PC in road petition

Dear Ms. Mcwethy,
(Reporter with Kent Messenger) Friday November 6th 2015.

John Govett, Chair of Leeds Parish Council, spoke openly and frankly in the interview
he gave last week. For decades, the residents of south and south east Maidstone
have suffered with the lack of highway investment for our county town. As Mr. Govett
rightly states, a bypass has been promised for years and years.

WillAct, Maidstone residents and indeed others who travel to and from other towns
and cities, including haulage contractors, all recognise this new road is long overdue.
MBC and KCC must work together to investigate all avenues and obtain funding.

We endorse and support Leeds Parish Council and will work with them to make this
new road a reality. We ask all residents to please sign this Petition. Thank you.


Yours sincerely,
J. Sutton
Willington Street residents representative
 RESPONSE from Leader of MBC to Leeds Parish Council 18th Nov
CLICK HERE to read 
Downsmail Dec 2015
26th November Leeds Parish Council response letter to the Leader of MBC letter
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