The adopted Chatham Interface Land Development Brief (June 2018) replaces the Interface Land Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document adopted in October 2010.
The 2018 development brief updates the changing economic and planning circumstances to bring forward the development of this key regeneration site and in doing so identifies the potential for a residential-led development with opportunities for supporting mixed uses including commercial uses such as offices, cafés and restaurants.
Chatham Interface Land Development
The closure of Chatham Naval Base in 1984 left an area of over 400 acres (162 hectares) of largely unoccupied buildings, land and water. The Interface Land sites form the last major undeveloped area in the former Naval Base. The site sits on the boundary of Chatham Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime and is identified as, ‘presenting an opportunity for a stunning development that complements rather than competes’.
The Chatham Interface Land Development Brief June 2018 has been drafted to update the Interface Land Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document adopted in October 2010.
This will reflect the changing economic and planning circumstances and help bring forward the development of this key regeneration site. The Development Brief identifies the potential for a residential-led development with opportunities for supporting mixed uses including commercial such as offices, cafés and restaurants.
With links to policies S8 and S9 of the Medway Local Plan 2003, this Development Brief will ensure that the development of the site complements the existing Historic Dockyard and is an appropriate design for its historic setting. The Medway Local Plan 2003 allocation (Policy S9) states that a framework to guide development will be prepared jointly with Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.
We held a public consultation between 10 November and 5pm on 22 December 2017. The development brief has since been refined following a review and analysis of comments received during this consultation period.
The final June 2018 development brief has now been adopted by the council as guidance and a material planning consideration against which decisions can be made in relation to development proposals for the sites.
Further details of the cabinet decision on the 24th October 2017