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466 Loose Road – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 6 dwellings with garages.


 Reasons for refusal:
  Poor design, cramped, causing adverse harm to the character and appearance of the area
  Overbearing and oppressive impact to properties in Anglesey Avenue and Skye Close

This would be contrary to advice within the NPPF; draft policies DM1 and DM10 of the Maidstone Local Plan (2011-2031); and policy HD1 of the North Loose Neighbourhood Development Plan (adopted April 2016).  Click here to see full refusal notice.

History of this site:
2012 – demolition of 466, 468 and 470 Loose Road and erection of 11 houses  (later changed to 10 houses) – REFUSED
2016 – demolition of 466 Loose Road and erection of 7 houses – APPLICATION WITHDRAWN.



A group of volunteers assembled at Mangravet Wood on Tuesday to pick up litter around our area, ending at Boughton Parade.

Thanks to all our volunteers for all your help which produced about 25 bags of rubbish. The area is now a lot better for clearing so much litter. Special thanks to Derek Mortimer for supplying litter pickers and bags as well as arranging for MBC to collect the bags. Also thanks to Philip Patton for his expert photography.

Enterprise Road area –we will run a litter pick here later in the year.
Details to follow soon.


Local council workers have just cut down most the wild flowers as they clear the paths.   Obviously residents are really angry about this and we are talking to the footpaths department.   It is too late for this year, but we need to make sure this total lack of care for the environment does not occur again.

Image result for no entry signWe are advised that Cripple Street will be closed to through traffic From Monday 19th June for up to 3 weeks.

The closure will be by the new development below Broadoak Avenue and is for road straightening and widening.


Join us for a Boundary Walk of our area:

Saturday 8th July, from 2-4pm

Meet at Y Centre, Melrose Close at 2pm,
then join us for tea around 4pm.

Dogs are welcome on the walk but unfortunately they cannot stay for tea at the Y Centre.




About Us

Did you know?

There are 2500 houses in our area.

There are over 50 business premises in our area.

The area stretches 1.2 miles north to south and 0.8 mile west to east. Click here to see a map of our area

That 1,300 vehicles pass the fire station every hour during the working day.

That we have two pieces of ancient woodland in the area.

There are four listed buildings – Bockingford Farmhouse, Loose Court, Osborne House and Shernolds.

Records show that the Swan Inn dates back to 1799


The North Loose Residents’ Association was formed in 2003 to fight a proposed Tesco development for a superstore which was eventually withdrawn.

Over the years the NLRA has become a significant force with its membership passing the 1,000 mark in 2012.

It works closely with South Ward councillors to achieve the best results possible from planning applications and residents’ concerns.