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The Local Plan Review page has been put together after the feedback received from the electors at the Annual Parish Meeting, the page will contain all the information regarding the local plan and links to explain the process. As promised Her Worship the Mayor Cllr Fay Gooch sent some information to the Parish Clerk which will help all residents with their queries, if you feel anything is missing then please contact the Lisa Rackett via email

The Secretary of State has appointed Inspector David Spencer BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI to carry out the independent examination of the Maidstone Local Plan Review. He will determine whether it has been prepared in accordance with the relevant legal requirements and that it is ‘sound’  i.e. positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

The Inspector is currently appraising the Local Plan Review and evidence base together with the representations received at the Regulation 19 stage.    All the  information on the examination is posted on the examination web pages,  which are hosted by the  Council on their website, and the examination pages can be accessed via the link below.  The  best way to keep in touch with the progress of the examination is to click on the link below and then on the Latest News and Updates page which will be updated regularly.

https://localplan.maidstone.gov.uk/home/local-plan-review-examination

If you would like further information on the examination process please use the links below to access the following Planning Inspectorate documents:-

Planning Inspectorates Procedure Guidance for Local Plan Examinations (14 February 2022)):-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/examining-local-plans-procedural-practice

Planning Inspectorates short guide for those taking part in examinations (4 February 2022) :-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/taking-part-in-local-plan-examinations

All further information relating to the plan will be posted on this page.

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