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Land North of Marden

Land North of Marden (Maidstone Road) site was submitted within the recent Call for Sites of Maidstone Borough Council's (MBC) Local Plan Review.

The Parish Council, along with many residents, responded to this in early 2020 (see below for comments). 

At Regulation 18b of the Local Plan in December 2020 a further response (see below) was submitted although the site for the “Garden Community” option had not been included in MBC’s Preferred Approaches consultation.

In April 2021 an application was received via MBC for a Scoping Opinion on this site.  Cllrs initially discussed this at their meeting on 20th April with the agreement that a draft document would be circulated via email to Cllrs for further discussion at the Planning Committee meeting on 18th May (an extension had been agreed with MBC until 19th May for a response).21/501909/EIASCO | EIA Scoping Opinion - Proposed development of up to 2,000 dwellings, in addition to a care home, new primary school, nursery, retail and employment provision together with associated community facilities, open space and infrastructure improvements including improvements to Marden train station on land north of Marden, Kent. | Land North Of Marden Maidstone Road Marden Kent (

This site has subsequently not been included in the Local Plan review.