Local Plan Consultation

We have received the information below from Councillor Stuart Tranter of Rochester, which we believe will be of interest to our members.

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to provide a framework for the area’s growth over the next 20 years. It is incredibly important and will have a major impact on Medway.  The aim of the Local Plan is to ensure that Medway grows sustainably, to provide land for the homes, jobs and services that people need, whilst protecting and enhancing the qualities of the area’s environment and heritage. Once adopted, the plan will be used as the basis for making decisions on planning applications.

As part of the preparation of the Local Plan we are undertaking a number of consultation events, with the following exhibitions arranged in Rochester:

  • Rochester Guildhall, High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY – Tuesday 7th February, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9FD – Tuesday 21st February, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Planning Officers will be at the event with some exhibition materials to talk to people about the local plan work and encourage responses to the consultation. Posters advertising the event are being placed in local venues.

Please also see below a full list of all the events planned across Medway as part of the Local Plan consultation, in case these are better for you: