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Maidstone Grammar School School Playing Field

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Dear Kent County Council,

Maidstone Grammar School in Barton Road Maidstone advised a few residents of Holtye Crescent Maidstone of plans for a 3G artificial floodlit sports pitch to be developed at the school. This pitch is immediately behind the houses of these residents. A meeting was held on 14 December at 1400 to discuss the plans. I would add that this was done at very short notice with only three or four residents being leaflet dropped. To expect people to attend a meeting in the middle of the day was unreasonable.

Residents of Holtye Crescent, Heather Drive, Barton Road, Beech Hurst Close and Loose Road are trying to obtain the meeting minutes from this date to have a record of what was discussed. So far these minutes have not been forthcoming. Several residents have requested these to the school via Denise Friend.

We have requested a further meeting with the school, which was promised prior to the submission of the planning application. Again, over one month from the original meeting our request has gone ignored.

We would like the following information released for our information:

1) Minutes of the meeting held on 14 December
2) Details of the funding for this project - including how much the facility is to cost and where the funds are coming from ( we believe this to be KCC from the meeting in December)
3) Confirmation that a meeting will be arranged prior to submission of the planning application.

Residents will be objecting to the plan. We should be given the greatest possible opportunity to express ourviews with clear and transparent information provided from the school and local education authority.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Diane Hodges


Information request
Our reference: 1057933


Dear Ms Hodges
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your email. Kent County Council acknowledges your request
for information that was received on 30 January 2018.
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the
data to you as soon as possible but no later than 27 February 2018.
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or
any costs for providing the information. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
Please quote our reference - 1057933 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
Yours sincerely
Peter Wylie
Strategic and Corporate Services
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