Park Wood, Maidstone

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Park Wood Before the Second World War most of  the area around the village of Park Wood was mainly woodland and fields which made up Park Wood farm and nearby Brishing Court Farm among others, on the south east extremity of Maidstone in Kent, England. Park Wood village was redeveloped originally around a large playing field where Heather House now stands.

In 2006, a much needed redevelopment of a large part of Park Wood called Wallis Fields was commenced, and new housing and shops have been built in the area since then following the demolition of the old Park Wood Parade. With the start of  the £50m regeneration project to transform and improve the former Park Wood estate well under way the new Wallis Fields neighborhood will be a much updated and more attractive environment for all.

The population of the ward of Park Wood in Maidstone is rapidly growing, and now includes two new housing developments. One is known as Langley Park off the A274 Sutton Road at Park Wood’s eastern border. Ther other is the Redrow Homes development also along this road. The ward of Park Wood extends from Langley Park along the A274 westward towards Maidstone town center as far as the Kent Police Headquarters.

There is also a large retail – trade – industrial estate off and along Bircholt Road with a varied selection of businesses. The Parkwood Trading Estate was established about mid 1950’s and is still growing. It contains a variety of both large and small businesses.

There is also a much smaller industrial estate known as Haslemere Industrial Estate, also off the A274 Sutton Road.

The population of the Park Wood Ward of Maidstone Borough Council in 2016 is 6,603.[1]

In 2012, Rosemary Gardens won a Kent Design Award in the Major Residential category.[2]

Coordinates: 51°14′27″N 0°33′13″E / 51.2408°N 0.5535°E / 51.2408; 0.5535

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maidstone Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rosemary Gardens, Park Wood". www.goldinghomes.org.uk. 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.