Issue details

Relocation of KCC services from Maidstone Gateway.

Future location of KCC services and KCC commissioned services currently delivered from Maidstone Gateway.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Maidstone Central; Maidstone North East; Maidstone Rural East; Maidstone Rural North; Maidstone Rural South; Maidstone Rural West; Maidstone South; Maidstone South East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2015

Decision due: Not before 21st Jan 2016 by Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services

Lead director: Rebecca Spore

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Ms Jodie Rose, Project Officer - Live Margate Regeneration 03000 416628 Email:


It is anticipated that this will be discussed at Policy and Resources Committee on 15 January.

Other consultations undertaken:

Between 21st September and 13th December, there will be a public consultation on the future location of KCC services currently accessed in Maidstone Gateway. The consultation will focus on identifying how customers and partners will be impacted if services are re-located from this Gateway in October 2016.
A number of options have been given as to the possible locations in Maidstone and feedback will be welcomed on these.

The public consultation will include 6 drop in sessions where KCC staff will be in the Gateway to answer questions.
- These will be from on the following dates:

Monday 21st September 9am – 12pm
Tuesday 6th October 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday 21st October 9am - 12pm
Thursday 5th November 1pm - 4pm
Friday 20th November 9am - 12pm
Monday 7th December 1pm - 4pm

KCC and Maidstone Borough Council will also hold joint engagement sessions with Voluntary and Community Sector partners in the Gateway in advance of the public consultation.

Financial implications: Lead officer: Catherine Murphy, Infrastructure tel 03000 416506

Legal implications: 15/00107