Planning application received for 79 bed care home at Junction 8 of the M20.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has today received a planning application for a 79 be care home at White Heath near to Junction 8 of the M20. The matter will be considered at the July Parish Council meeting on 8th August.

It is understood that  the cost of staying in the home which will be next to the proposed Roxhill PLC 500,000 square foot warehousing and distribution complex on Woodcut Farm will be £1400-£1500 per week. Hollingbourne Parish Council, Kent County Council, Leeds Castles, CPRE, other local Parish Councils and residents organisations have campaigned against development at Junction 8 for three decades but last year Maidstone Borough Council reversed their position on development in the area.

The notice of the application from Maidstone Borough Council received by the Parish Council reads as follows:

The Clerk Hollingbourne Parish Council

Cardwell Pavilion

Greenway Court Road

Hollingbourne Kent ME17 1QQ

Please ask for Jon Barnes
Telephone 01622 602541
Our Reference 19/502470/OUT
24 June 2019

Dear Sir or Madam


Outline application for redevelopment of land to the west of White Heath, including demolition of existing buildings and erection of new 3 storey building to form a care home (Use Class C2) for residents requiring nursing, dementia and residential care, with new access, car parking, landscaped gardens and a separate refuse/recycling facility (Access, Appearance, Layout and Scale being sought). Modified access to White Heath. ADDRESS: White Heath Ashford Road Hollingbourne ME17 1XG

COMMENTS DUE BY: 15 July 2019 DECISION DUE DATE: 17 September 2019 CASE OFFICER: Jon Barnes 01622 602541

Should you wish to comment on the above application please make sure your comments are sent to us before the deadline given above as we may make the decision anytime after this. If you are unable to meet this deadline then please contact the case officer who may be able to agree a later date subject to this being before the decision due date as given above. Hard copies of the application being sent by separate cover. Please note your comments will be made permanently available for public inspection and published on the Internet. In the event that an appeal is later made against a decision to refuse permission for householder, minor commercial or advertisement type applications, and proceeds by way of the expedited procedure under “written representation” procedure all comments that have been received will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate but there will be no opportunity to make further representations. For all other application types you will be able to submit additional comments.
If you have any queries relating to the application please contact me.

Yours faithfully

Jon Barnes

01622 60254

Further details of the application are on the Maidstone Planning Portal at where the reference number of 19/502470 needs to be quoted.

A presentation about the proposed development was made in the Hollingbourne Village Hall in March and a report is at 

Pictured below is a copy of the image of the development that was shown at the March presentation.

The proposed Berkley Care Home at White Heath at Junction 8 of the M230 next to the proposed Roxhill warehousing and distribution complex.