A feature of the Hollingbourne village website is a monthly 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.
The lists below does not include the the 10 possible sites for future development in Hollingbourne which are detailed at https://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/mbc-call-for-development-sites-identifies-10-possible-locations-in-hollingbourne-including-junction-8/
Lists of Hollingbourne applications by month are as follows:
For information about December 2018 please go December-2018-Planning-applications-2-1.xlsx (93 downloads)
For information about January 2019 please go January-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (104 downloads)
For information about February 2019 please go February-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (92 downloads)
For information about March 2018 please go March-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (70 downloads)
For information about April 2019 please go April-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (101 downloads)
For information about May 2019 please go May-2019-Planning-applications-Autosaved.xlsx (87 downloads)
For information about June 2019 please go June-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (174 downloads)
For information about July 2019 please go July-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (97 downloads)
For information about September 2019 please go September-2019-Planning-applications-1.xlsx (108 downloads)
For information about October 2019 please go October-2019-Planning-applications.xlsx (100 downloads)
For information about November 2019 please go November-2019-Planning-applications-2.xlsx (107 downloads)
The Maidstone Borough Council Planning portal is at https://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/
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 approved by Maidstone Borough Council on 26th April 2018 despite objections from Hollingbourne Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee, and 21 local residents. Most objections related to the limited access via a privately owned 3 metre wide public footpath with no space for a “drive in” from Eyhorne Street.
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.
The application for the 12 houses to the east of Eyhorne Street (H0-58) was approved by Maidstone Borough Council on 1st February 2018. These are presently under construction by Fernham Homes. The launch event for the development was on 21st and 22nd September 2019.
In addition four houses have been built 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. This site has been included in the 2019 Call for Sites list.
A further list of possible sites for housing in Maidstone which may include Hollingbourne has been announced on 4th November 2019. This follows a “Call for Sites” exercise by Maidstone Borough Council which ended in May 2019. Please see https://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/mbc-call-for-development-sites-identifies-10-possible-locations-in-hollingbourne-including-junction-8/ and https://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/bearsted-and-thurnham-society-challenges-mbc-on-the-local-plan-review-including-their-call-for-development-sites/
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.