Marden Cricket and Hockey Club
dha planning have secured a resolution to grant detailed planning permission for a 124 unit residential scheme at Marden Cricket & Hockey Club, Maidstone on behalf of Countryside Properties.
The development, on a site included as a draft allocation in the emerging Local Plan, will directly deliver new expanded and enhanced sports facilities on an alternative site in the village for which outline planning consent was secured in June 2013. Working with dha transport and Clague Architects, detailed pre-application discussions were entered into with Council Officers to guide the design and layout of the scheme which includes 40% affordable housing provision, Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, SUDS drainage and new open space provision within the site.
The scheme will fund new facilities that include a bespoke clubhouse, two artificial multi-purpose pitches, four tennis courts, cricket facilities, floodlighting and a community orchard providing. The much needed rejuvenation of this popular facility will increase community participation and allow the club to continue to grow. A reserved matters scheme for these facilities is due to be submitted shortly.
For more information please contact Matthew Woodhead, Matthew Blythin or Kirsty Castle.