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Land East of Albion Road/North of Copper Lane planning application (23/504068/OUT)

The above application was discussed by Marden Parish Councillors at an Extra Ordinary Full Council Meeting held on 17th October 2023 when approximately 50 residents were also in attendance.

A response has gone back to MBC and the full minutes and appendices can be viewed at Full Council Minutes & Agendas - Marden Parish Council - Marden Parish Council, Marden, Tonbridge ( along with the previous MPC comments sent in relation to the Local Plan Regulations 18b and 19.

The full application documents can be found at: 

23/504068/OUT | Outline application with some matters reserved (access only sought) for the removal of 2 former agricultural sheds and erection of up to 117no. dwellings and associated infrastructure including partial footways on Albion Road. | Land East Of Albion Road And North Of Copper Lane Marden Kent TN12 9EG (

and the consultation period ends on 23rd November 2023 (not as indicated on the website).


Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan Review is out for consultation until 13th November and details can be found at: Local Plan Review - MBC Local Plan (

Marden Parish Council are due to discuss the modifications at their Planning Committee meeting on 7th November.




Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894 and in 2019 celebrated 125 years of representing the residents of Marden.  Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 9 Clerks.    MPC currently has 11 Councillors, 9 standing for election in 2021, and two being co-opted in June 2021.  The next Parish Council elections are due in 2024.

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 was opened in 2022 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.

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