A new feature of the Hollingbourne village website is a list of local planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The list is supplied by Maidstone Borough Council who make the planning decisions. Hollingbourne Parish Council only advises on planning matters and can be overruled by Maidstone.
LATEST NEWS – In addition to the applications within the Parish of Hollingbourne the Parish Council has been advised of an application in Bicknor to build a large 75x 69 square metre cold store which is about three quarters the size of a football pitch plus additional accommodation for seasonal workers. It is expected that this industrial development could generate significant traffic through Hollingbourne on the B2163/C603 (Eyhorne Street). The MBC Reference is 18/501312/FULL and the matter is to be considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The Bicknor Monthly Parish Meeting which will consider the application is on 16th April. It is understood that the local sentiment in Bicknor is opposed to this development.
Lists of Hollingbourne applications by month are as follows:
For information about May 2017 please go May-2017-Planning-applications-1.xlsx (178 downloads)
For information about June 2017 please go June-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (145 downloads)
For information about July 2017 please go July-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (149 downloads)
For information about September 2017 please go September-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (125 downloads)
For information about October 2017 please go October-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (148 downloads)
For information about November 2017 please go November-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (109 downloads)
For information about December 2017 please go December-2017-Planning-applications.xlsx (81 downloads)
For information about January 2018 please go January-2018-Planning-applications-1.xlsx (64 downloads)
For information about February 2018 please go February-2018-Planning-applications.xlsx (70 downloads)
For information about March 2018 please go March-2018-Planning-applications.xlsx (65 downloads)
For information about April 2018 please go April-2018-Planning-applications.xlsx (54 downloads)
The Maidstone Borough Council Planning portal is at http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/planning/planning-application-search
Sites identified by Maidstone Borough Council in 2014 for possible future housing developments are shown on the plan below. Planning applications for H03-189 for 10 houses alongside Windmill Lane have been received by Maidstone Borough Council and are opposed by Hollingbourne Parish Council. A previous application for the Windmill Lane site was opposed by the Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee and many local residents principally because of the limited access via a privately owned 3 metre wide public footpath. The initial application 12 houses in for Windmill Lane was formally withdrawn in March 2017.
Concern has been expressed by the Village Hall Committee because of the refusal of EI Group PLC to renew the Village Hall lease which expired in August 2016 pending a planning decision on the 10 houses. EI Group PLC owns part of Windmill Lane including the access the to the proposed houses and the Village Hall Committee has sought counsel’s opinion. The site plan for the Windmill Lane development is shown at the bottom of the page.
The application for the 12 houses to the east of Eyhorne Street (H0-58) was approved by Maidstone Borough Council on 1st February 2018
In addition four houses are presently under construction in Musket Lane. An application for a further two has been made.
It is understood that an application may be made for a retirement village to be built on H03-189 with access from Eyhorne Street via a driveway between Cotuam’s Hall and the Coachman’s House. No application has been made for H03-249.
The site plan for the proposed ten houses in Windmill Lane. The grey marked section of the Lane belongs to EI Group as does the Windmill and The Hall to the right. The white section of Windmill Lane is separately owned and maintained by local residents.