Save Lenham Rail Station

Save Lenham Rail Station

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Kate Hammond started this petition to Alison Broom (Chief Executive, Maidstone Borough Council) and

Lenham rail station in Kent is under threat! 

Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) and Homes England are proposing a ‘new town’ development of 5,000 new homes in the middle of the Kent countryside in the village of Lenham, Kent. 

MBC’s ‘new town’ dubbed Heathlands is in an unsustainable location, half way between Maidstone and Ashford. The large majority of current residents rely heavily on private car to get about due to limited public transport with hourly train and bus services. 

The only way MBC can make their ‘new town’ look sustainable is to rob the existing Lenham village community of their 140 year old rail station on the Southeastern Railway mainline and move it 2 miles down the road to the middle of the proposed development - currently open and green countryside. 

As a community we will not let MBC brazenly steal an existing and much used community asset for their whim to be a ‘master-developer’.

MBC’s corporate objective to embrace growth and enable new infrastructure should not mean stealing infrastructure from one place and putting it in another.

We need your support to SAVE LENHAM RAIL STATION!

 

 

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