Guidance Note - Otham Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

What is this consultation about?

The Otham Neighbourhood Plan sets out a sustainable vision for the neighbourhood area and a series of policies that the community is proposing to be used in the determination of planning applications. We are asking for your views on the Plan.

When is the consultation?

The consultation will open on 16th October and closes at 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020. Representations received after the closing date will not be considered.

What must my representation include?

Your representation must include the following information:

  • Your name and postal address. We ask for this information and we will acknowledge receipt of your representation and notify you should you wish to be notified of future stages of the Neighbourhood Plan (see below).
  • Which polices or sections of the Neighbourhood Plan your comments relate to
  • Outline whether you support, support with modification or object to a policy or section
  • Where you have indicated an ‘objection’ or ‘support with modifications’ outline what changes you would like to be made to the plan and why.
  • Indicate if you wish to be notified of the decision made by the Council following a referendum and/or when the Neighbourhood Plan is made

How can I submit a representation?

Send your representations by email to neighbourhoodplanning@maidstone.gov.uk or by post to

Strategic Planning

Maidstone Borough Council

Maidstone House

King Street


ME15 6JQ

What happens after the consultation?

Representations will be considered alongside the Neighbourhood Development Plan by an independent Examiner. All representations will be publicly available. All personal data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. Your information will only be processed for the analysis of consultation responses. Maidstone Borough Council is committed to maintaining the privacy, security, trust and confidence of all our partners, clients and customers when you use our services. To find out more, please make sure you read our privacy notice here:  http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/privacy-and-cookies

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