Letter to Secretary of State and Medway Members of Parliament

Following a motion passed at Full Council on Thursday 22 July, the letter below was sent to Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the three Medway Members of Parliament, on 26 July 2021.


Planning Bill – Resolution of Medway Council

I am writing to you, on behalf of Medway Council, to advise you of a motion unanimously agreed at the recent meeting of the Council on 22 July 2021 as follows: 

“This Council believes planning works best when developers and the local community work together to shape local areas and deliver necessary new homes; and therefore calls on the Government to protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications.
The Council asks the Chief Executive to write to the three Medway Members of Parliament – Kelly Tolhurst, Rehman Chishti and Tracey Crouch – to inform them of this motion and to oppose the ‘Developers Charter’ Planning Bill and for the letters and any responses to be published for residents.”
I look forward to hearing from you at the earliest opportunity on this matter. 
Yours sincerely,
Neil Davies 
Chief Executive