And now 10 more houses between Godfrey House and Claygate!

Fernham Homes have advised Hollingbourne Parish Council that they have applied for planning permission to build 10 houses in the land between historic Godfrey House and Claygate. The application is expected to be on the Maidstone Borough Council Planning website shortly but Hollingbourne Parish Council has been sent advance copies of the plans. Mr Matthew Blythin […]

Parish Council votes against Windmill Lane development

Hollingbourne Parish Council tonight voted to oppose the proposed development of 12 houses alongside the Windmill Lane Public Footpath in the Eyhorne street Conservation Area. Councillors Bauer and Cobbett abstained from the discussion and the vote as they own properties adjacent to the proposed development site. The Council learnt that there were already many objections to […]

Other January news in brief.

Hollingbourne’s oldest residents, Mrs Margaret Warren, celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday 8th January. She lives in the Upper Street area close to the Vicarage and was previously active in many local activities including point to point racing. The field between the Cardwell Pavilion and the Pilgrim’s Way was once a point to point course. […]

Village Hall Committee strongly opposes Windmill Lane development

A Planning Consultant engaged by the Hollingbourne Village Hall Committee has today sent a strongly worded and detailed set of comments to Maidstone Borough Council regarding the planning application for 12 new houses adjacent to the Village Hall in Windmill Lane. The comprehensive letter criticises the scheme from Country House Developments Limited on a number […]

Team Vicar post re-advertised

The Diocese of Canterbury has re-advertised the vacancy for Hollingbourne based Team Vicar for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes in the North Downs Benefice. The post was originally advertised in October 2016 but there were no applicants. The vacancy has arisen following a reorganisation of the local churches subsequent to the retirement of the Reverend Nigel […]

Possibly invalid planning application for Windmill Lane? – UPDATED

Local Borough Councillor Patrik Garten met about 20 Hollingbourne residents today in Windmill Lane to hear their views on a proposed development of 12 houses alongside the Lane with a site entrance close to the Village Hall. A planning consultant engaged by the Village Hall Committee suggested that the present application is invalid as it […]

Interim MBC Local Plan published

The 35 page Interim Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan has been published and Hollingbourne is mentioned in relation to Woodcut Farm and to housing allocations. Subject to review the Mr Robert Mellor, the Inspector has proposed that he Plan be adopted by 2021. Woodcut Farm at Junction 8 of the M20 which has been the […]

Village Shop landlord offers Hollingbourne first refusal

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised by the landlord of the Christopher’s Village Shop that he would like to give the opportunity of somebody from Hollingbourne to take over the Eyhorne Street shop from Christopher Rudgard who has expressed an interest in retiring in March 2017. Mr Paul Teague has contacted the Council to indicate […]

Christmas events in Hollingbourne

Nearly 30 people and dogs joined the Annual Boxing Day Walk from the Village Hall that was led by Malcolm Smith and Ben Williams of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. The almost 6 mile walk ended at the Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street. Other Christmas event included the Christmas Eve Christingle service in All Saint’s […]

New look for January 2017 Parish Magazine.

The contents of the Hollingbourne Parish Magazine which includes church and village news have been changed with effect from January 2017. Jokes have now been included in the January issue which has come off the press today. The Magazine no longer reports the Minutes of the Parish Council as the closing copy date for the […]