Issue - meetings

Designation of a Neighbourhood Area

Meeting: 16/06/2015 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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This report provided details of an application from Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. A map of the proposed neighbourhood area was attached at Appendix 2 to the report.


The Neighbourhood Plan was a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It could cover a wide range of economic, social and environmental issues, or could choose to focus on a small number of selected matters. The Neighbourhood Plan formed part of the statutory development plan for the area, alongside Medway Council’s own planning policy documents.


The report provided details of the application submitted by the Parish Council, a copy of which was attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and it was noted that a public notice was placed in the Medway Messenger and on the Council’s website notifying people of the application to designate a Neighbourhood Area in Cliffe and Cliffe Woods – no responses were received in response to the consultation.


It was noted that there were further stages of consultation associated with the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan. This would include a formal consultation organised by Medway Council in advance of an Independent Examination.


Decision number:



The Cabinet approved the designation of a Neighbourhood Area at Cliffe and Cliffe Woods, which was consistent with the parish boundary and as set out in Appendix 2 to the report, for the purpose of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.




The application is valid and consistent with legislation and there are no grounds on which to reject the application