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Medway Council – Local Plan Consultation

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will guide the development of Medway up to 2035. Medway is one of the largest urban areas in the south east. In 2015 its population had grown to 276,472 and this is projected to increase to 330,200 by 2035. The most important aspect of the Local Plan is making the most effective use of land, ensuring the council is able to provide the required new homes, jobs, services and roads, whilst protecting and enhancing the natural and historic environment.

The council is now consulting on the second formal stage of the Local Plan preparation. The Development Options consultation document includes a draft vision and strategic objectives for the new Local Plan, options for how growth could take place in Medway, and approaches to developing policies for the new plan.

The council is keen to hear from residents, businesses, organisations, community and interest groups to help inform the plan. The consultation period runs from Monday 16th January to Monday 6th March 2017.

Comments must be received in writing by 5pm on Monday 6th March 2017.

You can view the Development Options consultation document and supporting information online at: www.medway.gov.uk/futuremedway. Copies of the document are available at the reception desk of the council offices at Gun Wharf, public libraries and Community Hubs across Medway. You can find details of the locations and opening hours of these buildings at: www.medway.gov.uk

The council has organised a series of exhibitions where people can view information on the otential options for Medway’s development and speak to planning officers. Details of the events are on the council’s website at: www.medway.gov.uk/futuremedway


You can help plan for Medway’s future by taking part in this Local Plan consultation.

You can submit your responses to the consultation questions in the following ways:

Online: through a questionnaire

Email: futuremedway@medway.gov.uk

Post: Planning Policy, Regeneration, Culture, Environment and Transformation

Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR


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