Plans have been submitted by Kevin Attwood, trading as F.D. Attwood, to build 2000 plus homes in the Lidsing area of Maidstone on 145 hectares of the farmland that he owns (or "controls") in this area. This forms part of the Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan.
This is the same developer that is behind the Gibraltar Farm (450 houses), East Hill (800 houses) and Darland Farm (500 houses) all within a 5 minute drive of the Lidsing development. F.D. Attwood has been trying since the 2000's to develop in this area, originally under the name of Medway Magna. This would mean a total of more than 3500 extra houses with associated vehicles, families, etc which will all access this area for roads, schools, leisure, doctors, dentists......
The Lidsing Garden Development includes a new M2 Junction 4 spur which covers 20 hectares of land in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - part of this also falls within Medway Council control. This work will require the current bridge to be demolished and leave a diversion in place for 18 months whilst this working is taking place... where will this diversion take you? Down the narrow single-track Kemsley Street, Matts Hill Road and through into Meresborough Road or through Hempstead Road or Capstone Road? None of these roads can cope with the current levels of traffic, yet alone more!!
Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan
Lidsing Garden Development Masterplan
Highlighting how the Lidsing Development obliterates the current strategic gap between Lordswood and Hempstead and also Maidstone and Medway Councils.
Highlighting the Maidstone and Medway Services in relation to Lidsing Garden Village.
Map highlighting the location of the Lidsing Development compared to Maidstone and Medway communities.
Map showing Gibraltar Farm (450 houses), East Hill (800 houses) and Darland Farm (500 houses) all within a 5 minute drive of the Lidsing Garden Development. A downloadable version of this map is listed below in the Downloads Section.
Map highlighting the local area.
Map detailing the current M2 Junction 4.