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Marden Parish Council



Marden Parish Council Planning Committee started to discuss the response back to MBC on sites 226, 309 and 318 on Tuesday 17th December and this will be completed in the New Year.  To view the draft document so far please click on the "Call for Sites" tab on this website.

Marden Parish Council has put together a "MBC Call for Sites FAQs" which can be found on the "MPC FAQs" site of this website.

Maidstone Borough Council has published the Call for Sites information for the borough and the full list of all sites can be viewed at https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/primary-services/planning-and-building/primary-areas/local-plan-review/call-for-sites?fbclid=IwAR3n9iZGdjE7GbfgALwlW3_C7WRd_bwTbcVpn4G2K2M3EXDKCULS9sOE76Y

Thank you to everyone that came along on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November to talk with Cllrs and complete feedback forms for the Call for Sites, Community Infrastructure Spend & S106 suggestions and Outdoor Gym locations.

Feedback forms for the Call for Sites locations can be found on the "Local Plan/Call for Sites" tab of this website - closing date for returning these is Friday 29th November.

Cllrs will be transferring all the comments received into two documents for returning to Maidstone Borough Council - one with responses from the Open Days and one with responses received from 18th to 29th November - forms and/or comments can be sent via email to [email protected] or via post to the Parish Office, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9JX.




Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894 and this year celebrates 125 years of representing the residents of Marden.  Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 9 Clerks.    MPC currently has 11 Councillors, 10 standing for election in 2016, one co-opted following the elections and one elected at the By-Election on 27th June 2019.  The next Parish Council elections are due in 2020.

Marden Parish Council is part of Marden, Yalding, Nettlestead and Collier Street Ward within Maidstone Borough Council.    Originally Collier Street was part of Marden Parish Council but  split away approximately 20 years ago.

The Parish of Marden, which includes Chainhurst, consists of mainly mixed farming and has a population of just over 4000 and with future development of approximately 500 dwellings due in the next few years this will grow tremendously.

MPC owns two areas of open space, one being the main playing field with football pitch and two play areas and the other being a more tranquil area with a play trail and picnic benches.  MPC also owns the parish cemetery which opened in 1932 following a compulsory purchase order from a local farm.  A new section is due to open within the next two years and a further acre is still available for future interments.

Over the years the role of the Parish Council has evolved and now includes running the annual summer play scheme, Christmas activities, managing the public conveniences, play equipment along with every day roles of risk assessments, finance, planning etc.

Marden Parish FAQs

Marden PC has produced two new FAQs and these can be found on the MPC  FAQs tab of this website:

Possible Future Development Proposals FAQs May 2019
Marden Neighbourhood Plan FAQS May 2019
Draft S106 Agreements FAQs September 2019


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