MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
RECORD OF DECISION OF THE Communities, Housing and Environment Committee
21 March 2017
Report of the Head of Regeneration and Economic Development - Phase 3 Public Realm
Issue for Decision
To provide Members with an update on the public realm project for Week Street and Gabriel's Hill.
That Policy and Resources Committee be recommended to:
the change in scope from the original proposed project, to now include the
southern end of Week Street;
the outline designs for all of Week Street and Gabrielís Hill/Lower Stone
Street with the exception of the suggested palette of tree species which do not
comply with document HAP12; Urban Green Space.† In addition the 4 Ginkgo Biloba
at the bottom of Gabrielís Hill which should be removed and replaced with trees
native to South East England as per HAP 12: Urban Green Space;
the proposed materials for hard landscaping only for Week Street and Gabrielís
Hill/Lower Stone Street;
the additional capital budget of £900k to cover the increased costs for the
southern section of Week Street;
the proposed consultation materials and methodology but† further investigation
should include more soft landscaping for the purposes of air quality mitigation
and to be in keeping with the theme of the County Town of the Garden of
6.†††††† Approve the additional resources required for the ongoing cleansing and maintenance of the town centre.
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