Conservation Areas


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Maidstone has 41 conservation areas to cover areas of special architectural or historic interest. Some of them have appraisals and management plans.

Appraisals

Assess the character and appearance of a conservation area, including buildings, open spaces and other features which add to its significance.

Management plans

Is the next step after an appraisal and includes policies covering an area’s buildings, streets, landscapes, public spaces and other notable features. They set out policies to ensure the special character of the area is protected.

For more information on planning restrictions in conservation areas, visit the Planning Portal. If there's unauthorised work taking place in conservation areas, you can report it using our online form.

Bearsted

DescriptionAppendicesMap
Village Green Not Available Village Green Map
Holy Cross Not Available Holy Cross Map

View the Combined appraisal and management plan.

Boughton Malherbe

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Boughton Malherbe Not Available Not Available Not Available Boughton Malherbe Map

Boughton Monchelsea

View the Combined Management Plan.

Boxley

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Boxley Village Not Available Not Available Not Available Boxley Village Maps
Boxley Abbey Not Available Not Available Not Available Boxley Abbey Maps

Broomfield

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Broomfield Not Available Not Available Not Available Broomfield Maps

Detling

East Farleigh

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Dean Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Dean Street Map
Lower Road Not Available Not Available Not Available Lower Road Map

Grove Green

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Grove Green Not Available Not Available Not Available Grove Green Map

Harrietsham

DescriptionAppraisal Management PlanAppendicesMap
East Street Not Available Not Available Not Available East Street Map

Headcorn

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Headcorn Not Available Not Available Not Available Headcorn Map

Hollingbourne

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Broad Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Broad Street Map
Eyhorne Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Eyhorne Street Map
Upper Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Hollingbourne Upper Street Map

Leeds

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Lower Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Lower Street Map
Upper Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Leeds Upper Street Map

Lenham

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Lenham Village Not Available Not Available Not Available Lenham Village Map
Sandway Village Not Available Not Available Not Available Sandway Village Map
Elmstone Hole Not Available Not Available Not Available Elmstone Hole Map
Liverton Street Not Available Not Available Not Available Liverton Street Map

Linton

Loose Valley

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Loose Valley Not available Not Available Not Available Loose Valley Map

Marden

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Marden Not Available Not Available Not Available Marden Map

Otham

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OthamOtham Appraisal Not Available Not Available Otham Map

Staplehurst

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Staplehurst Not Available Not Available Not Available North Staplehurst Map
South Staplehurst Map

Sutton Valence

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Sutton Valence Sutton Valence Appraisal and Management Plan  Not Available Sutton Valence Map

Teston

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Teston Not Available Not Available Not Available Teston Map

Wateringbury

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Wateringbury Not Available Not Available Not Available Wateringbury Map

West Farleigh

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West Farleigh Not Available Not Available Not Available West Farleigh Map

Wormshill

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Wormshill Not Available Not Available Not Available Wormshill Map

Yalding

DescriptionAppraisal Management PlanAppendicesMap
Yalding Not Available Not Available Not Available Yalding Map

Article 4

Some of the borough’s conservation areas also have Article 4 Directions on them as well, including:

It means any work that changes the external appearance of a building, or it's grounds in those areas may need planning permission.

We have a duty to protect the borough's heritage, when deciding whether to grant permission or not.

For information on trees in conservation areas, see the conservation areas section of our trees page.