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Medway Local Plan

Meeting: 06/03/2018 - Cabinet (Item 4)

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This report presented the draft Medway Local Plan Development Strategy for consultation, which set out four alternative development strategy scenarios and the proposals for strategic level policies. The report explained that these scenarios provided details of sites and broad locations that could form potential development allocations in the new Local Plan.


The report stated that the proposed development allocations reflected existing ‘pipeline’ housing sites, as detailed in the Medway Authority Monitoring Report 2017, over the plan period (2012-2035). In addition other common aspects to the development scenarios included a focus on regeneration sites in urban Medway and opportunities to develop a rural town around Hoo St Werburgh.


A Diversity Impact Assessment (DIA) had been completed as part of the policy development, as set out at Appendix B to the report.


Decision number:



The Cabinet approved the publication of the ‘Development Strategy’ document, as set out in Appendix A to the report, for an eight week period of statutory consultation for the purpose of preparing a new Local Plan for Medway.


The Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director Regeneration, Culture, Environment and Transformation and Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, to approve minor changes to the Development Strategy document prior to consultation, for the purpose of presentation or improving clarity, and publication of supporting evidence base documents with the commencement of the consultation period.




The decisions will progress the preparation of the new Medway Local Plan in line with the Medway Local Development Scheme 2018.