Medway Local Plan (2019 to 2037)

The Local Plan sets out a vision for future development in Medway to ensure that the needs of the area are met through a number of policies and proposals.

We are currently working on our new Local Plan, Future Medway, which will replace the 2003 Medway Local Plan

The plan will cover the period up to 2037 providing for the number of homes and jobs and supporting infrastructure such as transport, health facilities and parks that the area and its growing population need over time.

Subject to outcomes of an independent examination by a planning inspector, Medway's Local Plan will be adopted in 2022.

Find out more about the development of our new local plan

Formal stages

There are 6 key milestones to pass to successfully adopt a new Local Plan for Medway:

  1. Issues and options
  2. Development options
  3. Development strategy
  4. Publication of draft plan
  5. Submission for independent examination
  6. Adoption

The timetable for these can be found in the local development scheme

The consultation on the third stage finished in June 2018, with the stage four publication of the draft plan to be published in 2021.