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Have your say on our draft Local Plan

Published Wednesday 3 November, 2021
Last updated on Wednesday 3 November, 2021

People can have their input towards Swale Borough Council’s draft local plan, after councillors agreed to further consultation last week.

The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday, 29 November, and gives the chance for people to respond to a number of questions about a broad strategy for how the borough will meet future development needs.

The council has identified five potential options for delivering our future development needs for consideration and wants people’s views on how the local plan could address the key challenges facing the borough, including responding to climate change and the effects of the covid pandemic.

Cllr Mike Baldock, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for planning, said:

“We want a local plan that protects what is important to the borough and ties controlled future housing delivery to improved infrastructure delivery, whilst also improving the policy requirements, for example on affordable housing and environmental protection.

“This consultation addresses recent changes in national planning policy and the impact of the covid pandemic on society, whilst also taking into account responses to our recent Reg 19 consultation.

This will enable the future reviewed local plan to be even stronger, and able to meet the changing needs of a post-pandemic world.”

Consultation documents are available at libraries across the borough, and can be viewed at swale.gov.uk/lpc.