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Draft Statements of Common Ground

The draft Statements of Common Ground appended to this report summarise the key strategic matters including matters of agreement and disagreement between Maidstone Borough Council and two other bodies regarding the Local Plan Review. The bodies are The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Exempt Appendix 1) and Kent County Council Minerals Team (Exempt Appendix 2).  The report recommends that these new Statements of Common Ground as set out in the Exempt Appendices are approved. The report has required additional meetings to be called of the Planning and Infrastructure Policy Advisory Committee and Lead Member on the Executive for Planning and Infrastructure, in order that the current protocol for signing off new Statements of Common Ground may be followed.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The report will be part 1 and therefore available to the public. The appendices will be part 2 yellow pages in the normal way as they are draft documents that have not yet been signed off by the co-signatories (Defence Infrastructure Organisation/Ministry of Defence and Kent County Council)

Decision due: 24 Aug 2022 by Lead Member for Planning and Infrastructure

Department: Strategic Planning

Contact: Philip Coyne Email:, Mark Egerton Email:, Helen Garnett Email:


Agenda items


  • Draft Statements of Common Ground