New street designs revealed
by Angela Cole
Here's the first glimpse of what
Maidstone's lower High Street will look like once it
has been given a million pound-plus revamp later this year
have been revealed.
The new design, which differs
slightly from the originals produced before, includes a flexible
events space – similar to Jubilee Square – new street furniture,
seating and trees.
Maidstone council cabinet member
Cllr Malcolm Greer (Con) said: "We have spoken to businesses and
others in the Lower High Street and made changes as a result. We
have extended the granite paving and added more trees and seating,
and another loading area.
"We have reduced the grassed area to create a larger
granite area for people to sit outside the restaurants and cafes in
the Lower High Street."
The £1.2m regeneration is due to start in April and
will last around six months. It will use the same materials as the
completed section of the High Street, Jubilee Square and King
The council has not yet announced the contractor who will
carry out the work.
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