The Greens requested the material after claims by the Lib Dems that they were meeting with council officers to tackle Maidstone air pollution.
Stuart Jeffery, Maidstone Green Party: “Air pollution is responsible for around 130 people deaths each year in Maidstone and air pollution here is as bad as in central London so why are the council trying to cover up work that they promised to do to tackle it?
“They seem content to increase the number of cars driving through the town from the large housing developments on the periphery yet when it comes to tackling the appalling air pollution they are clearly not interested.
“And this is a Lib Dem led council and they are supposed to value freedom and transparency. I have to really question what they have to hide.”
- FOI response attached.
- FOI was requested in response to claims that Lib Dems were arrange a meeting to discuss the issue.
- The exemption they are claiming is only to prevent draft documents being release whereas I have requested completed papers that are known to exist.
- An appeal has been lodged.