Current consultations

Throughout the year we want the views of residents, businesses and other members of the community on a range of topics.

In these surveys we ask questions about you, please view why we ask them.

Local Plan Review: Regulation 18b Preferred Approach Consultation 2020

The consultation on the Preferred Approaches (Regulation 18b) for the Local Plan Review has been scheduled for the 1st of December 2020 to the 22nd of December 2020. This is the next stage of informal stakeholder and public involvement in the local plan review process. The consultation document sets out the preferred spatial strategy for future development, proposed amendments to existing strategic and development management policies and new development management policies for the period 2022-2037.

The Local Plan Review – Preferred Approaches document (Regulation 18b) and supporting documents are available to view and download below

Please send us your comments using the consultation portal .

Have your say

Alternatively, you can complete the response proforma and send it to us:

By email to

Or by post to:

Strategic Planning,
Maidstone Borough Council,
Maidstone House,
King Street,
ME15 6JQ

A consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal accompanying the Regulation 18b Preferred Approach will also run simultaneously.

The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes regulations (2004) requires that all Development Plan Documents are required to be subject to a Sustainability Appraisal. This is reiterated in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Sustainability Appraisal is required to consider and communicate the key sustainability issues and effects of emerging policies and any reasonable alternatives.

The Sustainability Appraisal is an iterative process which runs alongside the development of a plan and informs the ongoing decision-making process. The document being consulted on is a record of the appraisal work carried out to date.

The Local Plan Review will continue to be subjected to ongoing Sustainability Appraisal.

Consultation results

When we consult residents, businesses and other members of the community for their views, we publish the results online.

View our consultation results