Marden and Yalding Ward

Marden and Yalding Ward encompasses the villages of Marden and Yalding and several smaller communities including Collier Street and Nettlestead.  It is primarily rural but the Marden industrial estate is a significant source of employment.  Marden and, to a lesser extent, Yalding are also commuter villages with train services to London and nearby towns.  New housing developments have put pressure on infrastructure in Marden and have aroused major opposition from local residents. The area is prone to flooding as it is located on the floodplain of the River Beult.  Yalding is particularly affected as it is where the Rivers Teise and Beult join the River Medway. 

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Raising development standards

08 December, 2020

Councillor Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that while the focus has inevitably been on housing sites within the Review of the Plan Local  a serious effort is underway within the Council to raise the quality of developments within Maidstone with preliminary work being und... read more

A big step forward for the Maidstone Local Plan for Housing

12 November, 2020

As the Government continues to move forward with an 80% increase in housing numbers for the Borough, MBC Councillors have agreed to progress the Local Plan Review to the first of two public consultations between 1st and 22nd December 2020, to try to minimise the impact of the Government’s proposals. read more

Maidstone Council quick to help Local Businesses

08 July, 2020

Whilst some Local Authorities have struggled Maidstone Borough Council has now delivered more than 99% of the Government support provided via the  £10,000 or £25,000 grants to qualifying businesses affected by the pandemic. read more

Visiting local recycling centres – Update

08 July, 2020

Whilst social distancing guidelines exist, KCC intends to maintain the management of access to Household Waste Recycling Sites.  Household Waste Recycling Centres re-opened on the 15th May and have provided a disposal service of all household materials with operating procedures designed to protec... read more