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Strategic Priorities: Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Action: Enhancing the appeal of the town centre for everyone

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Town Centre Development Plan –

 

 

 

A programme of actions designed to deliver physical development and investment and better operational management of the town centre.

Establish Maidstone Town Centre Strategic Advisory Board 2nd February 2016

Coordinate private sector investment and guide programme of actions to maximise impact

Dawn Hudd

Work with Capital and Regional to deliver an improved retail and leisure offer in The Mall (Date to be confirmed)

Maidstone's retail rankings improve, strengthening the attractiveness of the town centre as a place to shop, visit and work

 

Director of Regeneration and Place

Plan, Design and Implement Phase 1 Redevelopment of Maidstone East Station in partnership with South Eastern, Network Rail and KCC Nov 2016

Gateway into the Town Centre is greatly enhanced, passenger access improved and improved facilities in time for Thameslink Services

Director of Regeneration and Place

Deliver Bridge Gyratory Widening Scheme February 2016 to December 2016

Improve infrastructure and network capacity

Dawn Hudd

Deliver riverside Towpath from Allington to Tovil

Improve accessibility and make the town more attractive for leisure and tourism activities.

Dawn Hudd

Plan, Design and Implement Phase 3 Public Realm improvement project Nov 2016

Maidstone's retail rankings improve, strengthening the attractiveness of the town centre as a place to shop, visit and work

 

 

Strategic Priority: Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Action: Promoting a range of employment opportunities and skills required across the borough

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Economic Development Strategy

 

The Council's adopted Economic Development Strategy set out how the Council and its partners will deliver economic growth and prosperity for the borough's residents and businesses over the period of the Local Plan.

Woodcut Farm Business Park approved for inclusion in Regulation 19 Local Plan

 

 

Job creation targets supported and shortage of commercial land addressed.

Rob Jarman

North Kent Innovation Zone governance, marketing and commercial proposition agreed September 2016

Kent Medical Campus attracts investment, innovation and high skilled jobs. Job creation targets supported and shortage of commercial land addressed. A reduction in   low wage low skilled jobs

 

Dawn Hudd

Town Centre Improvement Programme delivered – as above

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Business Terrace pilot deliver operational phase coordinated with Regional Growth Hub September 2016

Town Centre office market stimulated, small business growth encouraged, improved business start up rates

 

Dawn Hudd

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Strategic Priority: Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all

Priority Action: Providing a clean and safe environment

 

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Crematorium Development Project

 

Maximising the current Vinters Park site potential and extending and improving the services offered to borough residents

Commence implementation of Phase One – January 2017

 

Commence implementation of Phase two – April 2017

Improve range of service to customers of Vinters Park

Jennifer Shepherd