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Planning Committee MEETING


Date:       Thursday 21 September 2023

Time:      6.00 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Cox, English, Mrs Gooch, Harwood, Holmes, Jeffery, Kimmance, McKenna, Perry, Riordan, Russell, Spooner (Chairman) and D Wilkinson


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Election of Vice-Chairman




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Items withdrawn from the Agenda




6.        Date of Adjourned Meeting - 28 September 2023




7.        Any business the Chairman regards as urgent including the urgent update report as it relates to matters to be considered at the meeting




8.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




9.        Disclosures of lobbying




10.     To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




11.     Minutes of the meeting held on 24 August 2023

1 - 8



12.     Presentation of Petitions (if any)




13.     Deferred Items




14.     18/506662/FULL & 19/506031/LBC Courtyard Studios, Hollingbourne House, Hollingbourne Hill, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent

10 - 133



15.     22/504433/FULL 8 Nethermount, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent

134 - 153



16.     23/502511/FULL Field Adjacent to Dancing Green, Lenham Road, Headcorn, Kent

154 - 182



17.     23/503347/LBC Maidstone Corporation, Museum and Art Gallery, St Faiths Street, Maidstone, Kent

183 - 186



18.     23/502594/FULL 46 Gleneagles Drive, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent

187 - 196



19.     23/503281/FULL Hillside, Hayle Place, Cripple Street, Maidstone, Kent

197 - 204



20.     23/501294/FULL The Coach Park, Old Ashford Road, Lenham, Kent

205 - 213



21.     23/503100/FULL Lovehurst Paddock, Goudhurst Road, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent

214 - 222



22.     5005/2023/TPO Otham Glebe, Church Road, Otham, Kent

223 - 233



23.     23/500247/TPOA Trinity Park, Church Street, Maidstone, Kent

234 - 241



24.     23/502061/TPOA Ashurst Road Open Space, Ashurst Road, Maidstone, Kent

242 - 246



25.     23/502211/TPOA Methodist Church Community Centre, Brewer Street, Maidstone, Kent

247 - 252



26.     Appeal Decisions

253 - 256




The order in which items are taken at the meeting may be subject to change.


The public proceedings of the meeting will be broadcast live and recorded for playback on the Maidstone Borough Council website.


For full details of all papers relevant to the reports on the agenda, please refer to the public access pages on the Maidstone Borough Council website.  Background documents are available for inspection; please follow this link:




Public Speaking and Alternative Formats

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