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Fast food plan for retail park

FAST food giants Subway and KFC could be moving in to South Aylesford Retail Park if a plan to extend the shopping centre by building two units are approved. The catering “pods” would be lo-

cated at the main entrance to the Quarry Wood site on part of the car park next to the Pets at Home store. The Crown Estate, owner of the

centre, is seeking approval from Tonbridge and Malling Council for the development, which it says would provide a high quality land- mark on a prominent corner of the site. The two national food retailers were expected to create a total of 30 jobs at the new outlets. Subway planned to open a sand-

wich shop with an eat-in area and KFC would be a larger unit with a restaurant with takeaway facilities. Both would have mezzanine floors. External seating and a reconfigured car park with the loss of 14 spaces from the park’s total of 551, were also included in the scheme.

Housed in an “elegant and dis-

tinctive” building covering 393sqm, the new venues would enhance the range and choice of catering facili- ties in the area, said the Crown Es- tate.

no appetite for the scheme. Registering a strong objection,

However, parish councillors had

AylesfordParish Council said itwas “over-development of the site with the loss of car parking spaces”, adding: “The site is already working to full capacity.” Costa Coffee recently moved into

the retail park last year and anM&S food hall and coffee shop opened this summer. A McDonald’s drive- in is also set to open on a nearby site close to the corner of Hermitage Lane and London Road after receiv- ing planning approval. Crown Estate said the new cater-

ing units “will enhance the facilities for customers and staff of the retail park, Sainsbury’s and the wider Quarry Wood area.”

Pupils’ allotment vandalised PUPILS at Kings Hill primary school were left heartbroken after vandals wrecked the allotment they had been carefully tending since spring. The CrispinWay school’s vegetable patch had been looking its

best when it was inspected by the judges of the area’s South East in Bloom entry. But two days later, staff arrived to find it had been trashed during the weekend with polytunnels torn and produce trampled and destroyed. Each class was allocated one of 14 raised beds under polytun-

nels, where the children planted and nurtured lettuces, courgettes, tomatoes and other vegetables. The produce is used in the school’s kitchen and also sold to help fund the project which is linked to the curriculum. Emma Gilman, who runs the outdoor sessions, said it was up- setting for the children that all their hard work had been destroyed, especially as they were close to harvesting the things they had grown. She added that it would have taken some effort to break in as the grounds are surrounded by an 8ft fence.

Garden produce goes on show

PROUDgardeners will be display- ing their prize-winning produce at Larkfield and East Malling Methodist Church Hall on Satur- day, September 5. Exhibits in the annual Larkfield

flower, vegetable, fruit and pro- duce show will be staged from 10.30am to 12.15pm with free pub-

lic viewing from 2pm to 3.15pm and prize-giving at 3.15pm. Classes include vegetables, fruit,

flowers, floral arrangements, cakes, jam, photography and chil- dren’s sections. For more details and a show schedule, contact 01634 245767 or Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 2RF 01622 753073

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