Planning for growth on the Hoo Peninsula consultation

In late 2019, we secured £170 million of funding to deliver strategic transport and environmental projects on the Hoo Peninsula through the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

This enables further development in this area that could help to meet Medway’s growth needs over the next 20 years. This potential growth could also be an important part of our development strategy for the new Medway Local Plan.

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Our Planning and Regeneration teams are working on a development framework to guide how growth could come forward. This proposes a rural town based around Hoo St Werburgh and potential expansion of other villages.

The work seeks to set a vision and key principles for managing change. The document will help as evidence for the Local Plan.

Consultation

We published a brochure introducing the proposals, which set out the scale, ambitions and principles for potential growth on the Hoo Peninsula. We carried out consultation on this document over Spring 2020, and are now considering the comments made. We will publish these in due course on our website.

We intend to prepare a more detailed document to support the draft local plan later this year. This will include consideration of the comments and additional information submitted during the consultation.

The consultation on this document is now closed. If you would like to discuss this work further, email: planning.policy@medway.gov.uk