Formal stages of the Local Plan

There are 7 key milestones to pass to successfully adopt a new Local Plan for Medway:

  1. Issues and options (Regulation 18)
  2. Development options (Regulation 18)
  3. Development strategy (Regulation 18)
  4. Development alternatives consultation (Regulation 18)
  5. Publication of draft plan (Regulation 19)
  6. Submission for independent examination (Regulation 22)
  7. Adoption (Regulation 24.)

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

The consultation on stage 4 development alternatives will take place during the summer and autumn of 2023. A publication of a draft plan is due in early 2024.