Headcorn's Neighbourhood Plan Nov 2017
MBC has been responsible for delays to Headcorn's Neighbourhood plan but had agreed to work with the Parish to try to progress it. Begun in late 2012 it is currently stalled before reaching referendum stage. The principle of it is that this community should decide on how it grows, in accordance with the concept of Localism. No signs of when any further progress will be made.
Headcorn in the News
Recently in the Kent Messenger:
New village defibrillator installed. 19 June 2017
This week a new community defibrillator was installed at Headcorn Fire Station. This was kindly donated by the Weald of Kent Rotary Club and property developer Creast Nicholson.
Please be aware you do NOT need to be trained to use this - instructions are provided in use.
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A fabulous Headcorn view. Click to enlarge. Taken September 2015.
And another from July 2017.
© Jane Armstrong 2013
Meet your village shopkeepers...
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Persimmon Homes submits amended plans for Gibbs Hill Site
PLANNING NEWS: If you live in Sharp's Field, Downs Close, Locks Yard, Grigg Lane, Oak Lane etc, you will be directly affected by the planning submission for Gibbs Hill Farm. ONLY ONE RESIDENT in the village appears to have been notified of substantial changes to the application. One of the changes is the layout which has moved the site's road in very close alignment with Sharp's Field. This rings alarm bells with the obvious potential of A274 access
via Sharp's Field which itself might later
facilitate consent for a larger site. The Parish
Council voted to reject this on 9th August... MBC
has already significantly exceeded it's housing
allocation for Headcorn.
Headcorn has Best Head Teacher in Kent
The Kent Messenger's annual
Teacher of the Year Awards 2017 recognised
that here in Headcorn we are fortunate
enough to have the Best Head Teacher
in the County.
Congratulations to Sarah Symonds.
Headcorn Flood Action Group meets with Agencies to address flood risk questions 9 Nov
Yesterday evening the Flood Action Group hosted its first
meeting with representatives from Southern Water, Kent
County Council, the Environment Agency and Maidstone
Borough Council. The various authoroties were asked a
range of questions relating to flooding issues in
Headcorn Village. Each question was answered and there
will be a follow up meeting in January 2018. A few important
points worth noting:
The meeting was constructive and it was evident that there was willingness to assist the community, where possible.
Guarantees were given that new developments would not make flooding in the village any worse.
The Authorities agreed to conduct a 'walkover' around the village with a representative of the Flood Action Group to discuss known issues.
There are no guarantees that existing flood risk (not associated with new development) can be reduced, altough important maintenance issues are being addressed in the short term.
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