MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

STRATEGIC PLANNING

AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

7 JANUARY 2020

 

REFERENCE FROM PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATION 17/504568/FULL FORMER KCC SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY HQ, SANDLING ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT

 

The Planning Committee recently refused application 17/504568/FULL for the demolition of the remaining former library building and the erection of a six to sixteen storey residential development of 170 no. apartments and 85 no. car parking spaces at the former KCC Springfield Library site, Sandling Road, Maidstone.

 

Arising from its determination of the application, the Planning Committee agreed to ask the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee to consider, as part of the Local Plan Review, the need for (a) a Tall Buildings policy and (b) a development brief to guide potential future development of the remainder of the Springfield site or consideration to be given to allocating the site for development.

 

RECOMMENDED: That the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee consider, as part of the Local Plan Review, the need for (a) a Tall Buildings policy and (b) a development brief to guide potential future development of the remainder of the Springfield site or consideration to be given to allocating the site for development.