Former Grove Mill Cottage resident Terry Armstrong has announced plans for a Multi-Media Academy and Heliport on the Woodcut Farm site presently sought by Roxhill PLC for a warehousing and distribution complex. The site is at Junction 8 of the M20 and within the Parish of Hollingbourne and at the time of writing Hollingbourne Parish Council has not been advised of these proposals or if formal plans have been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council. Maidstone Borough Council, Kent County Council, Leeds Castle, CPRE, Natural England, local Parish Councils, and thousands of local residents have successfully fought a number of schemes for development at Junction 8 of the M20 over the last twenty five years.
Eyhorne Street residents have today received mail shots from Mr Armstrong in which he has invited local residents to join www.nextdoor.co.uk for Hollingbourne and the site indicates that Mr Armstrong is the lead member of the local group and that he lives in Hasteds. Grove Mill Cottage is in the small valley below Hasteds and is current being marketed by a local estate agent. A mystery drone has reportedly been seen flying over the house and grounds and Kent Police have been informed.
Mr Armstrong has announced on the site in outline his plans for a Multi Media academy and Heliport on Woodcut Farm. Please see https://hollingbourne.nextdoor.co.uk/news_feed/?post=17592187745063
Further information is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Academy-357838600955454/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/triple_a_group
Mr Armstrong, who is former member of Hollingbourne Parish Council, has long been an entertainment promoter and runs a talent agency called Triple A. For more information please see http://www.triple-a.uk.com/
A previous scheme to develop a film studio at the back of Tilefields and Hasteds on land that now belongs to Hollingbourne Meadows Trust did not come to fruition. Mr Armstrong has appeared in the media on a number of occasions and frequently writes to members of the Parish Council and others on various issues.
Companies House lists the registered office of Triple A and associated entertainment companies as 18 Redsells Close, Downswood, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8SN. More details of the companies including those that are listed as being dormant are at https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/jFg1p_uGur96goiimbgbRUT9kAY/appointments
Postscript: When asked to comment about reports about the proposal, Mr Colin Leggat of Woodcut Farm said “There is no credibility about this story whatsoever”.