The Parish council have recently released their draft Neighbourhood Plan which is available to view here on the Parish Council website.
Neighbourhood Plans become part of the larger Local Plan produced by Maidstone Borough Council and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders allow communities to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.
We are reproducing the opening comments by Kate Tippen, Chairman of Marden Parish Council (MPC) here. Please take a moment to review the draft Neighbourhood Plan.
As Chairman of Marden Parish Council I am delighted to introduce this important document. As a long-time resident I am deeply committed to ensuring the ongoing economic and social wellbeing of the whole community. This document is a vital planning document that will help to shape the future development of our parish, so I encourage all of you to take the time to read what will be directly influencing your future. My sincere thanks go to all those dedicated volunteers who have created this plan, to those Parish Councillors and members of the Steering Group who have given up so much of their time and offered their services with such good will. To all those residents who have taken the trouble to attend the open days and other community events, and to you who are now reading this valuable document.
This draft Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Marden Parish Council. As it is still in draft stage, amendments can be made. You may wish to enter your comments directly to the Parish Council using the contact details here.