In addition to the Local Plan Review and other Development Plan Documents, local planning authorities can produce Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). SPDs provide further detail to a policy or a group of policies set out in a local plan. An SPD can provide additional detail about how a policy should be applied in practice. SPDs are a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan.
Maidstone Borough Council has recently adopted its local plan (October 2017) and this included a commitment to produce an Affordable and Local Needs Housing Supplementary Planning Document. The Affordable and Local Needs Housing Supplementary Planning Document provides further advice on how relevant housing policies in the adopted local plan are to be implemented.
We asked for your views on the matters covered within the document. The consultation opened on the 7th October 2019 and closed at 5pm on 18th November 2019.