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The Local Plan Review - Preferred Approaches (Regulation 18) document has been prepared for public consultation. The consultation document sets out the preferred spatial strategy for future development, proposed amendments to existing strategic and development management policies and new development management policies for the period 2022-2037.

The Preferred Approaches document is accompanied by a consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal. Sustainability Appraisal is an iterative process which runs alongside the production of the Local Plan Review and helps inform the ongoing decision-making process. The Sustainability Appraisal document being consulted on considers the options for the spatial strategy, site allocations and garden settlements. An update to the Local Plan Review evidence base, including an update to the Strategic Land Availability Assessment and Habitat Regulations Screening Report, has also been published.

The Preferred Approaches document and Sustainability Appraisal, along with the Local Plan Review evidence base and other information can be viewed and downloaded from the council’s website 

If lifting of restrictions of Covid 19 allows The Maidstone Link in King Street and libraries to open, we will also make the document available for public inspection at these locations.

Please send us your comments using the consultation portal 

Alternatively, you can complete the response form and send it to us

  • By email to
  • By post to Strategic Planning, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JQ


Consultation on both documents open on Tuesday 1st December and we need to receive your comments no later than 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December.

Please note, in order to maintain compliance with the published timetable for the Local Plan Review (contained in the adopted Local Development Scheme) the 22nd December 2020 will be the cut-off date for any further call for sites submissions for this Local Plan Review. Site submissions received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be assessed and may be carried forward to the next review.


Statement from Harrietsham Parish Council

Re-opening of the Play Area

21st July 2020

The play area is now open.  People are being welcomed back and asked to adhere to social distancing rules in all areas.

All children’s play equipment has been maintained throughout lockdown and has been regularly inspected for safety.

People are being asked to maintain social distancing and, if a child has a high temperature, cough, or cold, to not allow them into the play area.

At busy times, the Parish Council would request that children’s time on play equipment be limited to 20 minutes, to allow other families to enjoy the facilities too. Therefore, if the play area is busy, parents are being asked to come back later.

There is be no food or drink allowed inside the play areas, until further notice. 

Families are asked to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands before and after play to help keep the play areas clean for others.      



Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

March 2020

Please remember, we should all do everything possible to try to reduce the risk of infection, to slow down the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of respiratory and other infections such as seasonal colds and flu such as:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. 


If any residents have concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), further information can be found on the NHS Coronavirus website.

Further information can also be found on the Kent County Council website

For up to date information you can follow Public Health England (PHE) on Twitter: @PHE_SouthEast




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