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Boxley Parish Council

Boxley Parish Council serves the communities of Boxley, Sandling, Boarley, Forstal, Weavering, Grove Green and the southern parts of Lordswood and Walderslade.

Boxley Parish is the largest parish in the borough of Maidstone with around 10,000 residents.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the work of the Parish Council or concerns that the Council should be aware of. We are here to help and support you. For help or to report any vandalism, please contact Boxley Parish Council on 01634 861237 or email enquiry@boxleyparishcouncil.org.uk.

The Parish Council has developed this website in order to provide information about the areas it covers, community life and the work of the Parish Council. We hope that this community website resource becomes a well-used and trusted source of information and encourages everyone to become involved in a wide range of activities.

We welcome your comments if you have any suggestions for additional information, or photographs of the Parish which you have taken and would like to see displayed on the website, please let us know by contacting the Parish Clerk, Daniela Baylis by emailing:clerk@boxleyparishcouncil.org.uk

13 December 2021

Environment Meeting

Beechen Hall, Walderslade Monday 7:30 pm View Details
20 December 2021

Estates Meeting

Beechen Hall, Walderslade Monday 7:30 pm View Details


Community Alert

The Parish Council has set up a community alert system whereby it notifies residents by email, any news that may affect them and the parish. This could range from planning developments to road closures and crime reports. If you wish to be included please subscribe below.

Latest Parish News

Against Lidsing Presentation

06

December 2021
Against Lidsing Development

Dear Residents

As you will know the deadline is very near to place your objections for the proposed development in Lidsing. The last date for submissions is the 12 December. Attached is a presentation for your perusal.

Below we have set out some pointers for you to submit your objections:

Email ldf@maidstone.gov.uk

Post to Planning, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JQ

You must include your full name and address.

Head your email / letter ObjectionNoLPRSP4(B):LidsingGardenCommunity

Start you email with - I am objecting to Policy No LPRSP4 (B): Lidsing Garden Community as it is not sound because it is not positively prepared, justified, effective or consistent with national policy because(then add your reasons which could include):

Destruction of AONB.

Loss of strategic gap between Bredhurst, Hempstead and Lordswood.

Loss of agricultural land which can be profitably farmed and once lost can never be replaced.

Ecological damage.

Transport issues.

Unsuitable and unrealistic employment promises.

MBC's lack of co-operation with Medway Council.

Residents from 2000+ houses using the already over-burdened Medway Hospital, Schools, GPs etc.

That you support Medway Council’s opposition to Maidstone’s Plan.

Use your own words and say what you dislike about MBCs Local Plan and their inclusion of 2000+ houses at Lidsing.

MP Helen Whateley shows support for stopping the Lidsing Development

15

November 2021
MP Helen Whateley

Last Friday, our Chairman Chris Sheppard attended a meeting with MP Helen Whateley at Bredhurst Parish Council Barn. In attendance were Cllr. Heidi Bryant (Conservative member for MBC Boxley Ward); Cllrs. Jones, Carr and Harwood (Bredhurst Parish Council) and Michelle Lowe (from Helen Whately's Westminster Office).

Cllr Sheppard advised it was an extremely positive meeting, where Helen gave 100% support to Against Lidsing Garden Development having also visited the proposed site.

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