Recycling site now closed but fly-tipping continues.
The Hollingbourne recycling site at the end of Station Lane has now closed but fly-tipping is continuing. The site which was previously the property of Network Rail is now owned by South Eastern Trains who have given notice to Maidstone Borough Council to close the site because of fly-tipping in Station Lane.
Hollingbourne Parish Council has been pressing for the site to remain open since 2013 when Maidstone Borough Council first suggested the closure of the site to save costs. The decision has now been taken by South Eastern Trains who are responsible for the maintenance of the Lane including the site, the lights, and the verges. In the event that the Lane is not kept clear of fly-tipping by South Eastern Trains it is understood that Maidstone Borough Council can legally force them to do so. You can contact South Eastern Trains at the Customer Services Department in Ashby de la Zouche at email@example.com
Pictured below is the site today next to the Wealden Homes Godfrey Meadow development of 14 new houses with 2 bedroomed properties starting at £530,000. It is understood that the fencing around the site will be removed in due course.