While much of last week's KM was rightly taken up by angst about
many of the housing proposals around the Borough, many of which
are ill conceived and in the wrong places, I was somewhat suprised
that there was such a negative reaction to the barracks closing.
Of course, I am sure that many will be unhappy to see Maidstone's
historic link with the Royal Engineers lost but this land is
ideally placed for the provision of much needed homes in the town.
The scale of the housing crisis is often severely underestimated
by those of us in our cosy homes yet the future looks bleak for
those on low incomes, younger people and those in need.
Let us hope that this land is turned to good use by building
truly affordable homes there.
Maidstone Green Party