Dartford Kidd Legacy land appeal lost

PUBLISHED: 13:06 04 September 2012

Two local residents have lost their appeal against a decision by Dartford Borough Council to sell some charitable land to a property developer.

Kidd Legacy land in Central Park was sold off in 2004 to be used in the regeneration of Lowfield Street.

The land was donated by Colonel Charles Newman Kidd in 1903 to be used as “public recreation ground and for no other purpose whatsoever”.

Lennox Ryan and Derek Maidment complained to the charity tribunal in 2009 which led to a long-running dispute but on August 15 of this year the tribunal rejected a further request of appeal.

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