DECISION STATEMENT, published pursuant to Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)
On 8 June 2021 at a meeting of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee, the Committee formally resolved to recommend that Full Council make (adopt) the Lenham Neighbourhood Development Plan (2017-2031) under Section 38A (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended). The Lenham Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the statutory development plan for Maidstone Borough. Consequently the plan will be used to determine planning applications in the Lenham plan area.
Reasons for decision
The Lenham Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the basic conditions and is compliant with legal and procedural requirements. Paragraph 38A (4) (a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Council to make the Neighbourhood Plan if more than half of those voting in the referendum upon the plan have voted in favour of the plan being used to inform planning applications in the area. The Plan was endorsed by more than the required threshold in the referendum held on 6 May 2021. This statement and the Lenham Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed on the Maidstone Borough Council website https://localplan.maidstone.gov.uk/home/neighbourhood-planning
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Dated: 8 June 2021