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A Message From MBC- Archbishops Palace – Have your say

By Staplehurst Parish Council Staplehurst Parish Council

Thursday, 16 September 2021


Staplehurst Parish Council Contributor


The Archbishop’s Palace is one of a group of medieval buildings of great historical significance, including All Saints Church and the Archbishop’s Tithe Barn and Stables (now the Carriage Museum), located in Maidstone Town Centre.

Maidstone Borough Council owns the Archbishop’s Palace and has let it to Kent County Council (KCC) for use as a Registry Office and Coroners Court since 2005. This lease has now expired and from September 2022 the property will pass back to Maidstone Borough Council.

The Council is therefore considering future uses of the building. A feasibility study was commissioned and there are currently six options that are being considered. This consultation seeks feedback on the suggested options and other alternative uses for the Palace.

Your response is important to us because we need to understand which options residents prefer when Councillors evaluate this issue.

The results from this consultation will be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee later this year.

Click here to start the survey

The survey should take around 5-8 minutes to complete.
Survey closes: 31 October 2021

If you require this survey in a different format, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing: [email protected]

The information provided by you in this questionnaire will be used for research purposes. It will not be used in a manner which would allow identification of your individual responses. Further details about are privacy policies can be found here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time and help with this consultation.

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Staplehurst Parish Council

  • 01580 891761

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