Previous stages of local plan preparation
Issues and options
In January and February 2016, the council consulted on the Issues and Options document which is the first stage of preparing a new Local Plan.
The second formal stage of the preparation of the new Local Plan was a consultation carried out between 16 January and 30 May 2017 on Development Options. This builds on the work carried out in the Issues and Options stage.
The Development Options consultation document was presented to Medway Council’s cabinet on 20 December 2016 and provided a draft vision for Medway in 2035, setting out emerging approaches to policies which would address the key issues facing Medway’s communities, economy and environment. To consider how development land could be allocated across Medway, it also set out a range of scenarios that could provide a basis for Medway’s development up to 2035.