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Marden Parish Council



After several years Marden Parish Council and Marden Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are pleased that the Marden Neighbourhood Plan has reached the referendum stage of the process.  This has taken a lot of hard work and hours by volunteers of both the Parish Council and residents.

The Referendum is on Thursday 27th February 2020 in the Main Hall, Marden Memorial Hall, Goudhurst Road, Marden TN12 9JX and you should have received a polling card if you are registered to vote in Marden. 

For more information please visit the Marden Neighbourhood Plan tab of this website or you can view hard copies of the documents at Marden Library or Marden Parish Council.

An updated MNP FAQs is also available to be viewed on the Neighbourhood Plan tab - a copy will be delivered with your Parish Newsletter week commencing 17th February 2020.


Marden Parish Council has finalised the response to MBC in sites 226, 309 and 318 and this can be found under the "MPC's Submission to Sites 226, 309 & 318" tab of the Local Plan/Call for Sites section.  All comments, photographs and information contained on that page have also been submitted to MBC.

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.

Cllrs are now in the process of looking through the other 19 sites and if you have any further information please send this to Ali at [email protected] before the end of February when the final response will be sent to MBC.  Any information received after this date will be kept on file for future reference.



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
Marden Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum update) FAQs February 2020
Draft S106 Agreements FAQs September 2019


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