North Downs Ward

The North Downs are a series of chalk and limestone hills with rolling grasslands stretching from Farnham in Surrey all the way to the White Cliffs of Dover. We’ve two ‘Areas of Outstanding Beauty’, namely the Kent Downs and the Surrey Hills. The North Downs (West and East) is spread over 12,544 hectares, with a population estimate of 18,610 (Kent Gov Site2019).


With ancient fruit fields and orchards planted to satiate Henry the VIII’s endless appetite for the sweeter things in life, the undulating patchwork of fields, farms, villages and smallholdings, the North Downs are absolutely stunning. Dense woodlands, rivers, lakes and the South East coast provide a plethora of environments for a vast range of ecological diversity. And truly excellent Fish and Chips.


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Raising development standards

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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

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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

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