NOW IS THE TIME TO OBJECT...
BELOW ARE DETAILS ON HOW TO OBJECT USING OUR OBJECTION KIT:-
WHAT'S IN THE welovechainhurst OBJECTION KIT:-
A form letter to use to object to the planning application via the Maidstone Borough Council planning department.
A form letter to use to lobby our local elected representatives, and a shorter version if you’d prefer, to ensure they are all aware of our concerns.
A contact list for our local elected representatives.
CLICK ON THE "DOWNLOAD HERE" BUTTON BELOW TO ACCESS THE WELOVECHAINHURST GOOGLE DRIVE OBJECTION KIT OR SELECT THEM INDIVIDUALLY ON THE RIGHT.
You will see the four documents we’ve prepared -
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HOW TO OBJECT:-
The deadline for comments is 16TH JANUARY. We’re fighting to extend this, but at present, it hasn’t changed.
There are three ways you can object -
By commenting online
Details on how to do each of these is below but no matter which one you choose, the following must be true for your comment to be counted -
It must be DATED
You must provide your NAME AND ADDRESS. Anonymous comments will not usually be taken into account
You must state the application number and site address which is - Planning Application 20/505751, Reed Court Farm, Hunton Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9SJ
HOW TO COMMENT BY POST:-
Add your name and address and the date to a downloaded copy of the form letter, edit the content to add more detail relevant to your views if you wish, add your name at the end, print and sign.
The letter can be sent without editing, but you MUST add your name, address and the date for it to count. Don’t forget to allow time for delivery. Post it to :-
Mr Adam Reynolds
Mid Kent Planning Support
HOW TO COMMENT BY EMAIL:-
Add your name and address to a downloaded copy of our form letter, edit the content to add more detail relevant to your views if you wish, add your name at the end, and then paste into an email with the planning reference as the subject. Send to :
HOW TO COMMENT ONLINE:-
Find the planning application on the Maidstone Planning Portal website - https://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=QKPYMJTYLJB00
Or search their site for the planning reference number - 20/505751/EIFUL.
You’ll need to create a login which will ensure your name and address are submitted with your comments. Copy and paste the text from our form letter and add more detail relevant to your views if you wish.
HOW TO LOBBY YOUR LOCAL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES:-
As we’ve been assured that this will be decided by the planning committee, then making sure as many of our elected officials, some of whom sit on that committee, are aware could make all the difference. They are elected by us, and if we say “no”, so should they.
There are three ways you can object -
You could ring them but that seems a bit unreasonable!
There are two lobbying letters, a long and short version. Use whichever you prefer and add more detail in areas you are passionate about if you’d like to.
Either print and post it to as many of the contacts as you can or send by email.
If you’re only going to do some, then concentrate on our local Borough Councillors and members of the Borough Council Planning Committee.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:-
We can offer a hand with -
Supplying printed letters.
Collecting letters to post from you, or you can drop them in our WeLoveChainhurst post box outside Reed Court Cottages
if you live locally.
Offering advice generally on how to object.
Email us on if you’d like to comment on the application and would like some help or more guidance about the best way to submit your comments.
Thanks for taking the time to do this - if enough of us express our views as loudly as possible, then this is not a certainty - we can influence what happens in Chainhurst.