Two New Schools Planned for Bearsted Road

The Original Planning Application

Maidstone Borough Council received this planning application on December 21st and the application was validated on December 27th. However it only appeared on the Planning Public Access page on January 8th.

Although originally  shown as a delegated, officer, decision with a determination deadline of March 28th on January 10th Cllr. Harwood has requested that ~

it is reported to Planning Committee to enable this application to be determined democratically and in public.


We have been advised by Maidstone Borough Council that the expiry date for comments is January 29th, although the case officer has the power to extend this.

In view of this short timescale Members are urged to view the Application and Community Involvement and submit their comments before the deadline.


Boxley Parish Council's Environment Committee has arranged a public meeting on Thursday

24th January at 7.30 Grove Green Community Hall,

Penhurst Close, to discuss this matter.

Some Salient Points

The two schools share the same site with Snowfields Academy catering for 11 ~ 18 year olds and Bearsted Primary Academy for 3 ~ 11 year olds.

Opening in 2020 with a projection of 201 pupils, rising to 586 by 2026.

Sole access to the site is from Bearsted Road.

There are 31 pupil "drop off" parking spaces.