Local Plan Review Preferred Approaches (Regulation 18)

Event Name Local Plan Review Preferred Approaches (Regulation 18)
Start Date 1 Dec 2020 12:01 am
End Date 8 Jan 2021 5:00 pm
Duration 38 days, 16 hours and 59 minutes
Local Plan Review: Regulation 18b Preferred Approach Consultation 2020

Public Consultation Update

This consultation has now closed.

We cannot guarantee that sites submitted from 9th January 2021 will be processed for this Local Plan Review. Sites submitted from the 9th January 2021 may be considered as part of a future Local Plan Review

The consultation on the Preferred Approaches (Regulation 18b) for the Local Plan Review opened  1st of December 2020 and closed  8th of January 2021. This is the next stage of informal stakeholder and public involvement in the local plan review process.The consultation document sets out the preferred spatial strategy for future development, proposed amendments to existing strategic and development management policies and new development management policies for the period 2022-2037.

The Local Plan Review – Preferred Approaches document (Regulation 18b) and supporting documents are available to view and download below

Alternative ways to access the consultation document.

The consultation document also has a read aloud function to assist access to it. This can be used via downloading the document as a PDF and opening it in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once this has been done click view – read out loud – activate read out loud – then you can choose to read an individual page or the whole document.

A consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal accompanying the Regulation 18b Preferred Approach ran simultaneously.

The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes regulations (2004) requires that all Development Plan Documents are required to be subject to a Sustainability Appraisal.  This is reiterated in the National Planning Policy Framework.  The Sustainability Appraisal is required to consider and communicate the key sustainability issues and effects of emerging policies and any reasonable alternatives.

The Sustainability Appraisal is an iterative process which runs alongside the development of a plan and informs the ongoing decision-making process.  The document being consulted on is a record of the appraisal work carried out to date.

The sustainability appriasal can be viewed here:

The consultation opened on Tuesday 1st December and will closed on 5pm Friday 8th January.

All consultation comments will be made publicly available on the consultation portal (https://maidstone-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/) in due course. This is so that interested parties can view all the responses that have been received. Published information will include the comment and responder name. All demographic and contact data will be removed. All data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The consultation responses will be used to inform the next stages of the Local Plan Review.