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Appendix 1 – Location review for Standalone facilities

Scoring: Higher score is positive

Location

Footfall

Impact

Visual appearance

Security

Other implications

Rating

Medway Street

2

Low footfall

Edge of retail

Well used car park

4

No immediate impact on neighbouring businesses

4

Beside car park so could be incorporated into environment sympathetically

3

Risk of security impact as slightly remote from Town Centre

Could draw anti-social behaviour to car park

4

Slope may result in additional groundworks

17 / 25

Jubilee Square

5

Centre of town

Very high footfall

Retail crossroads

0

Directly outside businesses

Any anti-social behaviour would negatively impact visitor perception

Likely to be significant objection from local businesses

 

0

Although sympathetic cladding could be used would be negative visual impact on Square

Negatively impact on appearance of Square – primary location in Town Centre

4

High profile location with greater visibility and presence from security agencies

1

Reputation as in high profile location

Approval unlikely to be granted by KCC or MBC

10 / 25

Lower High Street

2

Medium to low footfall

Edge of retail

Route from Maidstone West Station

3

Directly outside businesses

Possibility of obscuring properties

3

Could be sympathetically blended with built environment

3

Risk of security impact as slightly remote from Town Centre

4

Tight for space

Could impact sightlines

15 / 25

Gabriel’s Hill

2

Medium to low footfall

Edge of retail

Near access to The Mall

2

Directly outside businesses

Possibility of obscuring properties

3

Could be sympathetically blended with built environment

3

Risk of security impact as slightly remote from Town Centre

2

Tight for space

Could impact sightlines

Future development in area likely

12 / 25

Sessions Square

4

High footfall from Maidstone East Station

Outside Kent County Council offices

2

Directly outside Kent County Council

Key location in Town Centre

1

Although sympathetic cladding could be used it is unlikely KCC would agree to it being located outside offices

4

High profile location with greater visibility and presence from security agencies

1

Reputation as in high profile location

Approval unlikely to be granted by KCC or MBC

12 / 25

Brenchley Gardens

3

Medium footfall from Maidstone East and visitors to park

4

Available space on edge of Park with little impact on neighbours or park users

4

Can be sympathetically blended with surrounding environment.  Improvement to existing facility

1

Anti-social behaviour and vandalism prevalent at existing facility

2

Existing facility closed due to repeated vandalism.  Risk to staff

14 / 25

 

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