Well this is the bizarre claim in the Kent Messenger this week. At the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee on 1st Dec 15, Labour leader Cllr Harper stated clearly that "overall (he) welcomes this scheme" - so I can only assume he has changed his mind??? As for the only party to oppose the scheme, frankly that's rubbish and he knows it see:
http://www.stuartjeffery.net/2016/09/good-coverage-on-gyratory.html and http://www.stuartjeffery.net/2016/08/getting-in-to-maidstone-on-foot.html and http://www.stuartjeffery.net/2016/10/response-to-lib-dem-attempt-to-shirk.html and https://maidstone.greenparty.org.uk/news/2016/08/28/gyratory-protest-new-traffic-flow-will-increase-pollution-and-congestion/
I have sent in a letter to the KM:
Cllr Harper's letter in last week's KM on Labour's opposition to the
gyratory was disingenuous to say the least. While he raised concerns
about cycle access (as the Greens did), he is on record on 1 Dec 2015 at
the council's Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation
Committee as stating that "overall (he) welcomes this scheme".
His letter last week also claims that only Labour challenged the
changes. While we welcome Labour's change of heart, Cllr Harper is
ignoring the repeated challenge to the scheme by the Green Party in
We Greens stated very publicly that the gyratory changes were a
phenomenal waste of money, money that could be spent making alternatives
to travel by car easier and thus reduce the need to drive.
Once again the Greens were ignored by those in power but proved right.
Stuart Jeffery, Maidstone Green Party