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The NLRA holds personal information on each member as follows:

Telephone numbers
Email address

Our legal basis for holding and processing this data is our legitimate interest as a membership organisation and the reason we hold this information is to enable us to administer our membership records and activities.   We use this information to provide our members with our newsletter, offer social activities and any other local information we consider relevant and useful.

We do not share this information with any other person or organisation.

If you are content with the information that we hold and how we currently contact you then you do not need to do anything.   Unlike other organisations who may have contacted you recently, due to the NLRA’s position as a membership organisation we do not need you to grant consent for your information to be used for the purposes stated, and you do not need to reply or complete any forms.

You only need to take action if you specifically want to change something, in which case please contact the Membership Secretary or a member of the committee.

May 2018


The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

North Loose Residents’ Association (NLRA) has submitted an application to Maidstone Borough Council for the continuation of its designation as a neighbourhood forum, having previously had its neighbourhood area approved. The North Loose Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally ‘made’ on 14 April 2016.

A neighbourhood forum designated by the Council can prepare a new neighbourhood plan for its area or modify an existing plan but, once an organisation such as NLRA is designated as a neighbourhood forum, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until the designation expires or is withdrawn.

Maidstone Borough Council is consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on NLRA’s application, which can be viewed on the Council’s website at www.maidstone.gov.uk

If you would like to make any comments on the NLRA application, you can:

 Email: neighbourhoodplanning@maidstone.gov.uk; or  Send a letter to Strategic Planning, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ.

Consultation on the application commences on Friday 27 April 2018, and comments must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 12 June 2018. Maidstone Borough Council will publish its decision on its website in due course.

For further information, please visit the Borough Council’s ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ webpage at www.maidstone.gov.uk.  


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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.

Community Warden

Liz Lovatt is the Community Warden for Boughton Monchelsea, Chart Sutton and Loose Parish, but also covers the North Loose area. Liz is available to help out with community issues such as antisocial behaviour or any social problems that people are experiencing.   

Liz may be contacted on liz.lovat@kent.gov.uk or on 07813 712107.

Click here for full details of our Community Wardens role.


MBC Local Plan

The Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2011-2031 was formally adopted at the meeting of the full Council on 25 October 2017.

This, together with the fact that we have our own Neighbourhood Development Plan,  is good news for us as the two proposed sites in Boughton Lane were removed from the Local Plan and will not be considered for development until the housing allocations are revisited in a few years time.

This will also help local people to fight speculative development and Maidstone Council now say they have 6.3 years supply of land for housing, which is more than the minimum required of 5 years.