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Gravesham Planning Policy Update October 2020

Regulation 18 (Stage 2) Emerging Local Plan Partial Review, Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Consultation

We have undertaken a Regulation 18 (Stage 2) consultation on the Partial Review of the Local Plan Core Strategy, Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Document. The consultation ran from 23 October to 31 December 2020.

Following an initial consultation in 2018, we have considered your comments and gathered additional information to inform the amount of development needed in the Borough to 2036, and where this development could take place. The detailed policies in the Development Management Policies Document have been updated, and both documents have taken account of changes in national policy.

Views were sought on the following documents:

  • Part 1 - Local Plan Core Strategy Partial Review and Site Allocations Document
  • Part 2 - Development Management Policies Document
  • Support Documents

The part 1 document sets out the housing, employment and retail issues and needs of the Borough to 2036 and seeks comments on the proposed options for addressing them. It also seeks comments on proposed site allocations. The Development Management Policies Document provides detailed policies, which apply to the whole Borough and will be taken into account when considering planning applications.

Please note that this consultation is now closed.

Further Information

To find out more about this consultation and how to participate in shaping the future of the Borough up to 2036, please visit our consultation page.

If you have any queries in relation to the consultation please contact us by email at 

New Supplementary Planning Documents

In January 2021 the Council adopted the Householder Extensions /Alterations Design Guidance as a Supplementary Planning Document, subject to final alterations, which have now been made, the final document has been adopted on 1 October 2021, for further details please visit our Supplementary Planning Guidance Page.