Core Strategy review

National Planning Policy puts Local Plans at the heart of the planning system. It is essential that they are not just in place, but are also kept up to date

Core Strategy Local Plan review consultation

We're undertaking an early review of the adopted Core Strategy Local Plan and have recently consulted on a draft of the plan. The consultation began on Thursday 29 March 2018 and closed on Friday 18 May 2018. The consultation draft and supporting documents can be seen below. We are now looking at the comments we've received and will draft a new version of the plan for a further consultation later this year.

pdf icon Core Strategy Review Consultation Draft Plan - March 2018 [26Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Sustainability Appraisal March 2018 [10Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Habitats Regulations Assessment March 2018 [2Mb]

Display Boards

We produced a number of display boards for the consultation which set out some key points.

pdf icon Core Strategy Review Housing Need [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review The Wider Context [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Housing Delivery [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Where Can Development Go? [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Garden Settlement [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Sellindge [1Mb]
pdf icon Core Strategy Review Timeline [1Mb]

Reasons for the review

There have been many changes since the Core Strategy was adopted, for example:

  • the national population projection figures have been updated;
  • National Planning Practice Guidance has changed; and,
  • we have reviewed our own Corporate Plan.

Therefore it's necessary to review the Core Strategy to ensure that it still sets out a robust, long term plan for the district.

Updates to our Local Plan

We've added some additional documents to our Local Plan Evidence Base to inform the review.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

To establish the housing market area and housing need in the district.

pdf icon Shepway SHMA Part 1 [2Mb]
pdf icon Shepway SHMA Part 2 [1Mb]

Growth Options Study

To identify and test potential approaches to strategic planning for future growth in the district. This work includes:

pdf icon Shepway Growth Options Phase Two Report [19Mb]
pdf icon Shepway High Level Options Report [5Mb]
pdf icon High Level Landscape Appraisal [58Mb]

Employment Opportunities Study

To identify the range of employment opportunities that could be pursued in creating a new garden town.

pdf icon Garden Town Employment Opportunities Study [3Mb]

Planning Performance Agreement (PPA)

A PPA has been entered into that includes:

  • details relating to master planning, providing an evidence base for the Core Strategy Local Plan review; and,
  • the information needed to support a future planning application.

Further details can be found here.