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Local Plan - Future Medway
Local Plan 2012 - 2035
The council is working on a new Local Plan, which will
replace the 2003 Medway Local Plan.
This will be a single document, containing strategic level and
development management policies, land allocations, minerals and
waste, and a policies map. The plan will cover the period up to
2035, providing for the number of homes and jobs, and supporting
infrastructure, such as transport, health facilities, schools,
parks that the area and its growing population needs over this
time. Subject to outcomes of an independent examination by a
planning inspector, it is anticipated that Medway's Local Plan will
be adopted in 2019.
There are five key milestones to pass to
successfully adopt a new Local Plan for Medway – 1) issues and
options 2) development options 3) publication 4) submission and 5)
adoption. The timetable for these can be found in the
Medway is currently at the second formal stage
in the preparation of a new Local Plan for Medway - 'development
options' - which builds on the work carried out in the first
stage (issues and options). The development
options consultation document was presented to Medway
Council's Cabinet on 20 December 2016. It provides a
draft vision for Medway in 2035, setting out emerging approaches to
policies to address the key issues facing Medway's communities,
economy and environment. To consider options for how
development land could be allocated across Medway, it also sets out
a range of scenarios that could provide the basis for Medway's
development up to 2035. The Sustainability Appraisal to
accompany this will be published shortly.
Have your say
To have your say, please read the development options and respond to the
consultation by completing the
Alternatively, you can respond:
- by email to email@example.com
- by post to Planning Policy team, the Planning Service,
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR
The consultation runs from Monday 16 January 2017 to
5pm on Monday 6 March 2017.
Speak to a planning officer
The council has organised events and exhibitions so if you would
like to speak with a planning officer about the consultation and
options, please call in to one of the exhibitions below.
Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6 to 8.30pm at
Medway Council offices, Room 9, Gun Wharf, Chatham, ME4 4TR
Saturday 28 January 2017, 10am to 12noon at
Jubilee Hall, Pottery Road, Hoo, ME3 9BS
Monday 30 January 2017, 2.30 to 4.30pm at
Parkwood Community Centre, Parkwood Green, Parkwood, ME8 9PN.
Saturday 4 February 2017, 10am to 12noon at St
Margaret's Millennium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase, Rainham, ME8
Tuesday 7 February 2017, 6.30 to 8.30pm at
Guildhall, High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY
*officers will be available to speak to anyone who cannot access
the first floor at the Guildhall
Friday 10 February 2017, 10am to 12noon at
Stoke Community Centre, Allhallows Road, Lower Stoke, Rochester,
Saturday 11 February 2017, 10am to 12noon at
Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham, ME7
Tuesday 14 February 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, ME7
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6.30 to 8.30pm at
Lordswood Leisure Centre, North Dane Way, Chatham, ME5 8YE
Saturday 18 February 2017, 10am to 12noon at
Cliffe Memorial Hall, Church Street, Cliffe, ME3 7PU.
Monday 20 February 2017, 2 to 4pm at
Cuxton Social Club, 104 Bush Road, Cuxton, ME2 1EZ
Tuesday 21 February 2017, 5.30 to 7.30pm at
Innovation Centre, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9FD.
Thursday 23 February 2017, 6.30 to 8.30pm at
Former Library, Bryant Road, Strood, ME2 3EP.
Saturday 25 February 2017, 10am to 12noon at
Chattenden Community Centre, Swinton Avenue, Chattenden, ME3
Monday 27 February 2017, 6.30 to 8.30pm at
Halling Community Centre, High Street, Halling, ME2
Wednesday 1 March 2017, 6.30 to 8.30pm at
St Mary's Island Community Centre, Island Way West, St Mary's
Island, Chatham, ME4 3EP.
Previous stages of the local plan
First stage - Issues and options
To inform the development of the Local Plan, a range of evidence
has been compiled from a variety of information sources.
Please visit the Evidence Base page for more information.