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Issues and options

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 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.

In January and February 2016, the council consulted on the Issues and Options document (pdf, 2,594KB), the first stage of preparing for the production of a new Local Plan. Details of the consultation feedback and responses can be found below. 


For information on the latest stage of the Local Plan, please visit the Future Medway page.


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