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Planning overview

A great deal of the Parish Council's time is spent on planning issues, considering both the here and now and the future of the parish. The Parish Council does not approve or refuse planning applications, we are a statutory consultee and comment on the effect planning applications would have on our residents and the local area, using planning policy to guide us. 

The majority of planning applications are decided by delegated powers to Maidstone Borough Council planning officers however we do have the ability to insist an application is decided by elected members and in this instance we attend the relevant MBC planning meeting to have our say.

Parish Council planning meetings are always open to the public and advertised in advance on our website and the Church Street noticeboard. Do come along and make your views known.