Planning application validated for 10 new houses in Eyhorne Street.

Maidstone Borough Council have formally validated the application from Fernham Homes to build 10 houses to the east of Eyhorne Street between Godfrey House and Claygate. The plans will be considered at the next Parish Council Meeting on 13th February and the closing date for comments is 24th February.

More information is at the Maidstone Borough Council Planning website at http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/planning/planning-application-search

The Application Reference number is 16/508640/FULL  and comments can be sent to planningcomments@midkent.gov.uk by 24th February.

Please follow the following link in order to access the documents filed to date:-

http://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OINDDITYGL900

Hollingbourne Parish Council has previously opposed new housebuilding because of the effect on traffic and because the current infrastructure cannot cope. There have been recent issues with the sewerage and surface water drainage sysyems and Hollingbourne CP School is oversubscribed. The applicants for another proposded development of 12 houses at the rear of the Windmill PH have been asked by Kent County Council to make a contribution of £28,331.19 to Harrietsham School and nothing to Hollingbourne.

Pictured below is a line of morning rush hour traffic queuing from a point in Eyhorne Street close to the Fernham Homes development site some .75 of a mile to Hollingbourne Corner on the A20. Every morning there are similar queues and ones in the opposite direction in the evenings because the road in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area is usually one way. It is anticipated that the Fernham Homes site and others that have been approved and are yet to be approved will make matters worse.

Traffic line from Tilefields to Hollingbourne Corner AM January 2017