Local Plan development strategy consultation
We prepared a Development Strategy technical report as the next stage in preparing a new Local Plan for Medway along with our Medway 2035 document. The report set out the ambitions for the plan, options for how Medway could grow and draft policies for managing development, building on work carried out at previous stages of consultation on Medway’s emerging Local Plan.
We considered comments made at earlier stages of consultation and used evidence and analysis to find what approaches would be most successful for Medway in meeting our aims for growth that delivers benefits for all.
The proposals set out in the Development Strategy consultation document include:
- promoting the regeneration of urban waterfront and town centre sites as the core of our growth plans
- a rural town on the Hoo Peninsula, focused around Hoo St Werburgh, supported by new services and infrastructure, including transport, schools, healthcare, parks, jobs and shops
- mix of smaller sites in suburban and other rural areas
A key stage in the production of local plans and policies is carrying out public consultations to ensure that local residents, businesses and other stakeholders have a chance to have their say on the proposals. This document was consulted on between 16 March and 25 June 2018. The responses received will be used to inform the next stage, the publication of the draft Local Plan, anticipated to be Winter 2018/19.