Planning policy

New Local Plan 2015-35

The Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for the District, which will cover the period 2015-35...

Call for Sites

Details of all current and previous Local Plan consultations can be found on our dedicated portal...

Core Strategy Development Plan

The Core Strategy is the key document in our Local Plan...

Allocations and Development Management Plan

The Allocations and Development Management Plan identifies new sites for housing, employment and other uses...

Swanley and Hextable Master Vision

We have started work on a new planning policy to help shape future improvements in Swanley and Hextable over the next 20 years...

Planning policy consultations

View the latest planning policy consultations and closed consultations and responses...

Supplementary Planning Documents and other guidance

Supplementary Planning Documents cover a wide range of issues and can be used to expand on the detail within policy documents...

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy will allow us to secure funding from developers to pay towards local infrastructure...

Neighbourhood Planning

Communities now have the right to produce a Neighbourhood Plan, setting out policies for development and use in their area...

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how we will involve the community in the development of the Local Plan...

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme is a rolling project for the production of policies that form part of our Local Plan...

Core Strategy Evidence Base

We have researched a range of background issues and produced new evidence in support of the proposed policies in our the Local Plan...

Authority Monitoring Reports

Reports the progress of our planning services over the previous financial year...

National planning

We take into account national planning strategies when we consider planning applications and formulate Local Plan policy...

Transport strategy

Sets out a vision for the District’s transport network for 16 years, from 2010 to 2026...

Cycling strategy

The Cycling Strategy aims to promote cycling by identifying potential new routes, highlighting locations for new cycle parking and improving promotion and maintenance...

Self and Custom Build

Helpful information for those wishing to build their own home...

Village Design Statements

Village Design Statements are prepared by local people to guide new development in their villages...

Policies, strategies and plans

All of our policies, strategies and plans are available in our online directory.

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