The following draft conservation area appraisal and management plans are available for consultation. Please email any comments on the documents to our Conservation Team or write to Conservation Team, Planning and Development, Maidstone Borough Council, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
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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.
Assess the character and appearance of a conservation area, including buildings, open spaces and other features which add to its significance.
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.
|Village Green||Not Available||Village Green Map|
|Holy Cross||Not Available||Holy Cross Map|
View the Combined appraisal and management plan.
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|Cock Street||Cock Street Appraisal||Cock Street Photos||Cock Street Map|
|The Green||The Green Appraisal||The Green Photos||The Green Map|
|The Quarries||The Quarries Appraisal||Not Available||The Quarries Map|
View the Combined Management Plan.
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|East Street||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||East Street Map|
|Headcorn||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Headcorn Map|
|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|
|Loose Valley||Not available||Not Available||Not Available||Loose Valley Map|
All Saints Conservation Area Appraisal
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|Ashford Road||Ashford Road Appraisal and Management Plan||Ashford Road Map|
|Chillington House||Chillington House Appraisal and Management Plan||Chillington House Map|
|Holy Trinity Church||Holy Trinity Church Appraisal||Holy Trinity Church Management Plan||Holy Trinity Church Maps - 1 to 3|
Holy Trinity Church Maps - 7 to 8
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|Town Centre||Town Centre Appraisal||Not Available||Town Centre Historical Development||North Town Centre Map|
South Town Centre Map
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|Marden||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Marden Map|
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|Wateringbury||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Wateringbury Map|
|West Farleigh||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||West Farleigh Map|
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Some of the borough’s conservation areas have an Article 4 Direction on them as well, including:
- Part of Headcorn
- Eyhorne Street in Hollingbourne
- Part of Lenham
- Part of Loose Valley and
- Maidstone Holy Trinity Church
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.