Neighbourhood plans under development in Medway

Arches (Chatham) Neighbourhood Plan

Arches (Chatham) applied to Medway Council to start preparing a neighbourhood plan by applying for designation of a neighbourhood forum and neighbourhood area.

Following a 6-week public consultation during July and August 2019, both items were approved at the Cabinet meeting on 6 August 2019.

Arches (Chatham) Neighbourhood Planning Forum has appointed Create Streets to help draft its neighbourhood plan document, and anticipates holding its Regulation 14 consultation in early 2021.

Find out more on the Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum website.

View the Arches (Chatham) Neighbourhood application form and boundary.

Hoo St Werburgh and Chattenden Neighbourhood Plan

Hoo St Werburgh Parish Council have proposed a neighbourhood area for its parish, for the purpose of preparing a neighbourhood plan.

We consulted on this proposal. The consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 23 November 2018. No reasons for objecting to the designation were raised.

We formalised the designation of the neighbourhood area at the December 2018 Cabinet meeting.

Hoo St Werburgh Neighbourhood Plan group continue to consult on its plan proposals, and  anticipate holding their Regulation 14 consultation in 2021. Medway Council is supporting the group with mapping and development data to support their evidence base and are liaising with the group to provide comments to their draft plan proposals.

Find out more on the Hoo St Werburgh Parish Council website.

View the Hoo St Werburgh Parish Council Neighbourhood application form and boundary.

High Halstow Neighbourhood Plan

High Halstow Parish Council applied to start the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan. The first stage was to formally approve the designation of the parish as a neighbourhood area which was approved at our Cabinet meeting on 12 June 2018

High Halstow Neighbourhood Planning group has prepared their draft neighbourhood plan with a supporting Design Code document. The group has held discussions with Medway Council on emerging policies and anticipates holding its Regulation 14 consultation in early 2021.

Find out more on the High Halstow Parish website

Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Neighbourhood Plan

Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council applied to Medway Council to start the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan. The first stage was to formally approve the designation of the parish as a neighbourhood area which was approved at our Cabinet meeting on 16 June 2015. Since the designation of the area Medway Council has been working with the parish council to progress the plan.

Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council has prepared a draft plan and is carrying out a Regulation 14 Consultation from 1 December 2020 to 26 January 2021. The consultation is taking place online through the parish council website and supporting events.

For further details on the consultation events taking place, and to view the Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Neighbourhood Planning Document, visit the Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish website.