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About Stockbury Village

The History of Stockbury

If you want to find out about our village then please buy our history book entitled ‘Stockbury, a Stroll through the Past’, published in 2005.
In it you will find references to our castle, long lost village dwellings, Domesday Book entries and a whole chapter on our ancient church. If you are searching for a relative who may have had connections with Stockbury perhaps he/she is mentioned in our chapter on the house histories, or indeed in the extracts from annuls of the church poor, or maybe in the account of Stockbury’s WWII associations with Detling airfield nearby.

Memorable events from the past are recorded too, such as the time when the church was flooded mid sermon, or more recently what happened when the hurricane of 1987 passed through the parish. And we have not forgotten our environment. You will find documented the parish flora and fauna and the bird population you might expect to see. Explanations are also to be found on the ancient art of digging wells (as Stockbury has many) and you can discover what a dene hole is too! 

There is much more of course so if you are interested you can catch up with our past for just £9.95; books are sold at the local farm shop and at The Harrow Inn, Stockbury. All revenue is placed in a fund for future parish cultural enterprises.

In 1997 an appraisal was published with a wealth of information about Stockbury Village including the village's history, surveys, observations and pictures. 

Stockbury Social Housing

The social housing in Stockbury is administered by Maidstone Borough Council in conjunction with the housing associations that own the social housing in the village.

To be considered for social housing in the village, as and when properties become available, any person who wishes to apply must first meet the eligibility qualifications for MBC social housing, be living or working in Stockbury, or otherwise have a connection with Stockbury as well as being registered on the MBC housing register.

It takes approx 4 weeks for applications to be processed at MBC. Please see the link below to register.

In addition to being on the MBC register, it is also necessary for persons to be registered on the housing lists for each of the village housing associations that the applicant may wish to apply for.

The housing associations in Stockbury village are listed below;

The Riverside Group | Social Housing | Housing Association

If you would like further details, or wish to discuss please contact a parish councillor.

If you would like your name added to a list of interested parties held by SPC please email your details to our parish clerk Mrs Sherrie Babington at:


Maidstone Borough Council has published the Draft for Submission version of its Local Plan Review, which sets out proposed planning policies for development over the period 2022-2037.

It can be viewed, together with its Sustainability Appraisal, and other supporting documents, on the Council’s website at:

It is also available for public inspection at all libraries in Maidstone Borough during normal opening hours.

There is a six-week period during which time representations may be made. Only representations received within this period, which runs from 9.00am on 29 October to 11.59pm on 12 December 2021, will be considered. Where possible, please respond in writing using the standard representation form (including electronically).

The completed representation form can be submitted as follows:

1. Online at:

2. By e-mail to: (a downloadable form is available)

3. By post to: Strategic Planning, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JQ

Further details are available on the Local Plan pages of the Council’s website, as above, and the Statement of Representations Procedure attached to this letter. If you have any queries or are seeking assistance, please email  or telephone 01622 602000.


Statement of Representations Procedure and Availability of Documents Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as Amended) - Regulation 19: Publication of Local Plan

Title of document: Maidstone Local Plan Review

Subject matter and area covered: Maidstone Borough Council has published the Draft for Submission version of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan Review and its Sustainability Appraisal for a six-week period of consultation.

The Local Plan Review sets out the Borough Council’s proposed vision, strategic objectives and policies, including the strategy for development and use of land within the Borough over the period 2022-2037. These are supported by strategic thematic policies, area-based policies and detailed site allocations, as well as development management policies on a range of topics. It also sets out how the Plan will be delivered and monitored.

The Local Plan Review is accompanied by a Policies Map that shows the areas covered by area based and site-specific policies. The Local Plan Review, when adopted, will be used to guide decision making, including on planning applications.

How to view the documents: During the consultation period the Local Plan Review, Policies Map, Sustainability Appraisal and other supporting documents will be available to view on the Council’s Local Plan web page at

and are available for inspection at the following locations:

  • All libraries in Maidstone Borough during normal opening hours.

Period for representations: The consultation period for receipt of representations on the Local Plan will be from 9.00am on Friday 29 October 2021 to 11.59pm on Sunday 12 December 2021. Duly made representations must be received by the Borough Council within this period. No representations will be accepted outside of this period.

Making representations: Representations can be made during consultation period set out above directly online via the consultation portal at

Representations at this stage should relate to matters of compliance with legal and procedural requirements and the soundness of the Local Plan Review, as these are the matters that will be examined. Guidance on these matters is set out in the response form and can be downloaded from the website.

Alternatively, representations may be made by email and post using the downloadable response form on the Local Plan Review web page, or in writing using a paper response form.

  • By email to:
  • By post to: Strategic Planning, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JQ

Paper copies of the response form can be printed using the downloadable form on the Local Plan Review web page. A paper response form can be requested by phoning 01622 602000. Posted response forms must be received by the Borough Council within the stated consultation period set out above.

All duly made representations will be submitted to the Secretary of State alongside the Local Plan and its supporting documents, together with a summary of the main issues raised during the consultation period. The representations will be considered as part of a public Examination held by an independent Planning Inspector.

Your name will be published alongside your representation on our consultation portal. All demographic and contact data will be removed. Please note, if you are under 18 we will not publish your name, only your representation, please do specify your age if this is the case.

All consultation comments will be made publicly available on the consultation portal ( ) in due course. This is so that interested parties can view all the responses that have been received. Published information will include the comment and responder name. All demographic and contact data will be removed.   All data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Representations arising from the Regulation 19 consultation will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate with the Local Plan Review documents and supporting evidence. It is likely that responses to this regulatory stage will result in further proposed changes to the Plan as part of the Examination in Public and these will also be submitted with the other documents.

Receiving notification of the progress of the Local Plan: By using the representation form (via the online consultation portal or by downloading a copy from the Local Plan Review web page) you can state if you wish to appear at a hearing session of the public Examination and be notified of future stages of the Local Plan. Future stages of the Local Plan include:

  • Submission of the Local Plan Review for Independent Examination
  • Notification of the publication of the recommendations of the Planning Inspectorate
  • Notification of the adoption of the local plan.


Kind regards



Rob Jarman

Head of Planning and Development


The next Meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021 in Stockbury Village Hall.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meetings, however as social distancing will still be in place, spaces will be limited. 

The agenda for the meeting is available to download from the Parish Councils website.


Stockbury Volunteers COVID-19 Support

We are living through very difficult and unprecedented times and want to help support our community. So at the request of Stockbury Parish Council and with Stockbury Church, a small team has been formed to co-ordinate help within the parish, throughout the coming weeks and months.

We need volunteers for this, to help our self isolating neighbours or the vulnerable, with deliveries and collection of essentials, food, medical supplies, prescriptions etc.

We also want to keep in touch with neighbours through reassuring phone calls and emails, so that people do not feel alone or anxious at this time.

If you are able to volunteer, to collect, drop off or just keep in touch with someone via phone, text, or email, please contact us us at: or call 07551 454702 ( it's the Stockbury Community Bus Number) and we will get back to you.

If you need help, or know someone who needs help, please use the above contact details. For further details please see the Stockbury Covid19 website or our fb page

The Parish Council, in line with government advice, has decided to suspend public meetings for the coming months of the crisis but will continue to work on your behalf with delegated powers. You can still contact the councillors by phone or email with any issues relating to the Parish, or the current covid-19 crisis. We will keep the dedicated Stockbury covid19 website updated with any new developments.

The Harrow community pub has had to close on government orders but has a takeaway service including food, wines and beers including draught beer (please take you own container) that can be collected, or delivered free to the village. The Harrow is also making freshly baked bread several days a week which can be ordered the day before. The takeaway menu is on the website and fbpage and the pub can be contacted on 07909 631057.

MBFarms is open as usual and can provide a wide variety of stationery,newspapers and magazines as well as foods, wines, beer and other essentials tel 01795 842401.The Post Office will also remain open as usual.

Do remember that whilst we must all follow government advice and minimise contact, there is still a lot we can do to help each other. Please be aware of neighbours who may need help, or just a friendly phone call.

Take care and stay well!

Best wishes,

Stockbury Parish Council


  • Stockbury Village Hall