9th November 2013
Local Greens joined the protest march against the development on Saturday 9th November. The march, in torrential rain, attracted a good crowd of people concerned about the plans to build 500 houses on Hermitage Lane and to turn St Andrews Rd into a gyratory system with the Tonbridge Road.
The march was organised by the New Allington Action Group and the St Andrews Road Action Group.
Stuart Jeffery, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: "It was great to see so many people turn out in such appalling weather, it really demonstrates the strength of feeling about this dreadful plan."
"We are the only party in Maidstone opposed to building on greenfield sites and we will be fighting this planning application every step of the way.
"We simply can't allow big business to make huge profits building houses for the rich while ordinary people are being made homeless. We need more affordable housing in the centre of town, not unaffordable housing on ancient woodland."