Marden Parish Council
Marden NP Referendum
Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by members of a community to guide the future development of their community. Marden Neighbourhood Plan (MNP) has been developed over a number of years by the Parish Council and members of the community to create a forward looking vision for Marden. Many of you will have attended open days held by MNP, read articles in the Parish Newsletter and seen us at events like Picnic in the Park where you have given us your views. These have been taken into account in the formulation of our plan, along with the adopted Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan. Once The Marden Neighbourhood Plan is adopted it will form part of the development plan that must be used when all planning decisions affecting Marden are made.
Marden Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is pleased to report that the response from the Independent Examiner was very positive and after a few amendments the document has been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council. The document was put before MBC Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee on 19th November 2019 when it was given unanimous approval to proceed to the referendum stage. We are now waiting to hear from MBC when this referendum will be help.
The amended documents can be viewed below