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Town Centre Opportunity Sites
- Meeting of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee, Tuesday 10th September, 2019 6.30 pm (Item 62.)
- View the background to item 62.
The Head of Planning and Development advised the Committee that the planning guidelines aimed to enhance the Council’s ability to proactively shape the Town Centre through masterplanning. The documentation was illustrative and designed to encourage proposals for development on the sites. If finalised, the documents had the status of a “material consideration” when deciding planning applications or appeals.
Councillor Purle spoke on the item as a Visiting Member.
In response to a question from the Committee, the Head of Planning and Development replied that the documents were designed to assist developers who planned to submit proposals for the sites. The documents highlighted the desired level of quality for the developments but did not insist upon specific plans or designs.
The Committee suggested improvements to the documents but recognised that the scope of the topic was broad. It was therefore proposed that Councillors submit comments to the Head of Planning and Development, in order for a report to be considered at the next appropriate SPI Committee, which would address the specific concerns raised.
1. Members and Substitute Members of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee communicate key points for consideration to the Head of Planning and Development by 25 September 2019.
2. The Head of Planning and Development submit a report, to the next appropriate Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee meeting, addressing the points raised by Members and Substitute Members of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee.
- Town Centre Opportunity Sites, item 62. PDF 86 KB View as HTML (62./1) 86 KB
- Appendix 1: Plan of the 5 Sites, item 62. PDF 5 MB
- Appendix 2: Maidstone West planning guidelines, item 62. PDF 8 MB
- Appendix 3: Former Gala Bingo and Granada House, item 62. PDF 13 MB
- Appendix 4: Maidstone Riverside, item 62. PDF 15 MB
- Appendix 5: Len House, item 62. PDF 13 MB
- Appendix 6: Mote Rd, item 62. PDF 13 MB
- Appendix 7: Table of Indices for Each Site, item 62. PDF 48 KB View as HTML (62./8) 52 KB