Your Councillors

 

New Policy No. R19

Policy details

Policy No.

Cross ref R18 (2014)

Policy No.

Cross ref R18 (2015)

Amendment reference: Committee references, technical or other

 

Introduction to the Maidstone Borough Local Plan

 

 

Technical: Updated section on evolution of the local plan, and amend plan review date to commence in 2022.

 

Key influences

 

 

Technical: Expanded sections on Neighbourhood Planning and Duty to Cooperate.  Update references to the evidence base.

 

Presumption in favour of sustainable development

NPPF1

 

SPST 13.01.16: Delete policy as it is repeating national policy (Inspector’s advisory visit).  Ref to NPPF/NPPG remains in text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPATIAL STRATEGY

 

 

 

SS1

Spatial strategy

SS1

 

SPS&T 09.06.15: Agreed OAN 18,560 dwellings 2011 - 2031.

Technical: Expand on explanation of settlement hierarchy for clarity. Add/ update tables showing land supply against objectively assessed needs.

 

Key diagram

 

 

Technical: Move diagram to Spatial Strategy chapter and amend to reflect changes to the local plan (Low Weald LLV, strategic employment location at J8 and Coxheath as an RSC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPATIAL POLICIES

 

 

 

SP1

Maidstone urban area

SP2

 

Technical: Urban area sets the scene for the town centre so order policy first. Amendments to reflect format of spatial policies, cross referencing to SP2/SP3. Add text reference to new free school proposed at Invicta Grammar/ Valley Park Schools.

SP2

Strategic development location to north-west of urban area

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy H1 to policy SP2.

SP3

Strategic development location to south-east of urban area

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy H1 to policy SP3.

SP4

Maidstone town centre

SP1

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: add paragraph on Baltic Wharf.

Technical: Add reference to the Government’s intention to make permanent temporary permitted development rights for change of use from offices to residential.

SP5

Rural service centres

SP3

 

SPST 13.01.16: Move text to new site policies for RSCs.  Re-classify Coxheath as an RSC.

SP6

Coxheath RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: To redefine settlement as an RSC due to level of services.  To add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP7

Harrietsham RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP8

Headcorn RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP9

Lenham RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP10

Marden RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP11

Staplehurst RSC

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP5 to here.

SP12

Larger villages

SP4

 

SPST 13.01.16: Move text to new site policies for larger villages.

SP13

Boughton Monchelsea

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP12 to here.

SP14

Eyhorne Street (Hollingbourne)

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP12 to here.

SP15

Sutton Valence

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP12 to here.

SP16

Yalding

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy collating allocations for settlement, with accompanying inset map. Move supporting text from policy SP12 to here.

SP17

Countryside

SP5

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15 and 08.09.15; Policy & Resources 23.09.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Inset map for LLVs

 

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15 and 08.09.15; Policy & Resources 23.09.15: inset map amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSING SITE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

H1

Housing site allocations

H1

 

SPST 13.01.16: Move the list of sites in former policy H1 into a table in the supporting text to the policy to avoid duplication of policy reference numbers with detailed site policies, and move non-specific policy criteria from site allocation policies to policy H1.  Cross reference site allocations to H1 and vice-versa. Move supporting text for strategic development locations to policies SP2 and SP3. Expand on justification for policy criteria in respect of site selection. Move supporting text for key site allocations here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED HOUSING SITE ALLOCATIONS (Formerly Appendix A)

 

 

 

 

North west strategic development location

 

 

 

H1(1)

Bridge Nursery, London Road, Maidstone

H1(1)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(2)

East of Hermitage Lane, Maidstone

H1(2)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to appeal decision and IDP requirements.

H1(3)

West of Hermitage Lane, Maidstone

H1(3)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(4)

Oakapple Lane, Barming

H1(4)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

14.07.15/23.07.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

South east strategic development location

 

 

 

H1(5)

Langley Park, Sutton Road, Boughton Monchelsea

H1(5)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(6)

North of Sutton Road, Otham

H1(6)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(7)

North of Bicknor Wood, Gore Court Road, Otham

H1(7)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(8)

West of Church Road, Otham

H1(8)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(9)

Bicknor Farm, Sutton Road, Otham

H1(9)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(10)

South of Sutton Road, Langley

H1(10)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15 and 08.09.15: policy reinstatement and amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Other urban area locations

 

 

 

H1(11)

Springfield, Royal Engineers Road and Mill Lane, Maidstone

H1(11)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Haynes, Ashford Road, Maidstone

H1(12)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: delete policy. Site no longer available for housing development.

SPST 14.12.15: deletion confirmed.

H1(12)

Land at 180-188 Union Street, Maidstone

 

H1(56)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

The Russell Hotel, Boxley Road, Maidstone

 

H1(55)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

Technical: counted in housing land supply as an extant permission (pre 01.04.15). Delete policy to avoid double counting.

H1(13)

Medway Street, Maidstone

H1(13)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(14)

American Golf, Tonbridge, Maidstone

H1(14)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(15)

6 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone

H1(15)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(16)

Slencrest House, 3 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone

 

H1(54)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(17)

Laguna, Hart Street Maidstone

H1(16)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(18)

Dunning Hall (off Fremlin Walk), Week Street, Maidstone

 

H1(52)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(19)

18-21 Foster Street, Maidstone

 

H1(53)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(20)

Wren’s Cross, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone

 

H1(74)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(21)

Barty Farm, Roundwell, Thurnham

H1(17)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(22)

Whitmore Street, Thurnham

H1(18)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(23)

North Street, Barming

H1(19)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: policy and plan amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(24)

Postley Road, Tovil

H1(20)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15 and 09.03.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(25)

Bridge Industrial Centre, Wharf Road, Tovil

 

H1(51)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(26)

Tovil Working Men’s Club, Tovil Hill, Maidstone

 

H1(58)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(27)

Kent Police HQ, Sutton Road, Maidstone

H1(21)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(28)

Kent Police training school, Sutton Road, Maidstone

H1(22)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(29)

New Line Learning, Boughton Lane, Loose

H1(23)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(30)

West of Eclipse, Maidstone

H1(24)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(31)

Bearsted Station Goods Yard, Bearsted

 

H1(59)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(32)

Cross Keys, Bearsted

 

H1(61)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 06.10.15: policy reinstatement and amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Coxheath RSC

 

 

 

H1(33)

Linden Farm, Stockett Lane, Coxheath

H1(43)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(34)

Heathfield, Heath Road, Coxheath

H1(44)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(35)

Forstal Lane, Coxheath

H1(45)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(36)

Land north of Heath Road (Older’s Field), Coxheath

 

H1(75)

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(37)

Clockhouse Farm, Heath Road, Coxheath

RMX1(4)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: delete employment reference.

Technical: move residential element to policy H1.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Harrietsham RSC

 

 

 

 

Tongs Meadow, West Street, Harrietsham

H1(25)

 

Cabinet 09.03.15 and SPST 09.06.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: deletion confirmed.

H1(38)

South of Ashford Road, Harrietsham

H1(26)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(39)

Mayfield Nursery, Ashford Road, Harrietsham

H1(27)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(40)

Church Road, Harrietsham

H1(28)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Headcorn RSC

 

 

 

H1(41)

Old School Nursery, Station Road, Headcorn

H1(38)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(42)

Ulcombe Road and Millbank, Headcorn

H1(39)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: policy reinstatement and no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(43)

Grigg Land and Lenham Road, Headcorn

H1(40)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: policy reinstatement and no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(44)

South of Grigg Lane, Headcorn

H1(41)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: policy reinstatement and no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(45)

Knaves Acre, Headcorn

H1(42)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: policy reinstatement and no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(46)

Land North of Lenham Road, Headcorn

 

H1(65)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 06.10.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Lenham RSC

 

 

 

H1(47)

Tanyard Farm, Old Ashford Road, Lenham

H1(29)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(48)

Glebe Gardens, Lenham

H1(30)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Ham Lane, Lenham

H1(31)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15 and SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: deletion confirmed.

 

Marden RSC

 

 

 

H1(49)

Howland Road, Marden

H1(32)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(50)

Stanley Farm, Plain Road, Marden

H1(33)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(51)

The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road, Marden

H1(34)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(52)

Marden Cricket and Hockey Club, Stanley Road, Marden

H1(35)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(53)

South of The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road, Marden

 

H1(66)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Staplehurst RSC

 

 

 

H1(54)

Hen and Duckhurst Farm, Marden Road, Staplehurst

H1(36)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(55)

Fishers Farm, Fishers Road, Staplehurst

H1(37)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(56)

Land to the north of Henhurst Farm, Staplehurst

 

H1(68)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy rejection.

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments. 

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Boughton Monchelsea LV (and Loose)

 

 

 

H1(57)

Hubbards Lane and Haste Hill Road, Boughton Monchelsea and Loose

H1(47)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea

H1(48)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15 and SPST 09.06.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: deletion confirmed.

H1(58)

Boughton Lane, Loose and Boughton Monchelsea

 

H1(62)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(59)

Land at Boughton Mount, Boughton Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

 

H1(63)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(60)

Land at junction of Church Street and Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea

 

H1(70)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.  SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(61)

Lyewood Farm, Green Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

 

H1(71)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(62)

Hubbards Lane, Loose

 

H1(76)

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Eyhorne Street (Hollingbourne) LV

 

 

 

H1(63)

East of Eyhorne Street, Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne

H1(49)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(64)

West of Eyhorne Street, Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne

H1(50)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

H1(65)

Land adj. To The Windmill PH, Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne

 

H1(72)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Sutton Valence LV

 

 

 

H1(66)

Brandy’s Bay, South Lane, Sutton Valence

 

H1(73)

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

Yalding LV( and Laddingford)

 

 

 

H1(67)

Vicarage Road, Yalding

H1(46)

 

Cabinet 02.02.15/04.02.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

H1(68)

Bentletts Yard, Claygate Road, Laddingford

 

H1(77)

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN SPACE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

OS1

Open space allocations

 

OS1

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROAD LOCATIONS FOR HOUSING GROWTH

 

 

 

H2

Future Broad locations for housing growth

H3

 

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15: to increase town centre capacity to 700 dwellings.

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

SPST 13.01.16: Move the list of sites in former policy H3 into a table in the supporting text to the policy to avoid duplication of policy reference numbers with detailed site policies, and move non-specific policy criteria from site allocation policies to policy H2.  Cross reference site allocations to H2 and vice-versa.

Technical: Add reference to the Government’s intention to make permanent temporary permitted development rights for change of use from offices to residential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE BROAD LOCATIONS FOR HOUSING GROWTH (Formerly Appendix F)

 

 

 

H2(1)

Maidstone town centre

-

 

SPST 13.01.16: to add clarity for the reader, new policy to complete suite of H2 policies.

H2(2)

Invicta Park Barracks, Maidstone

H3(2)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

H2(3)

Lenham

H3(3)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

GT1

Gypsy and Traveller site allocations

GT1

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

SPST 13.01.16: Move the list of sites in former policy GT1 into a table in the supporting text to the policy to avoid duplication of policy reference numbers with detailed site policies, and move non-specific policy criteria from site allocation policies to policy GT1. Cross reference site allocations to GT1 and vice-versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITE ALLOCATIONS (Formerly Appendix D)

 

 

 

GT1(1)

The Kays, Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea

 

GT1(9)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

GT1(2)

Greenacres (Plot 5), Church Hill, Boughton Monchelsea

 

GT1(10)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(3)

Chart View, Chart Hill Road, Chart Sutton

 

GT1(11)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(4)

Land at Blossom Lodge, Stockett Lane, Coxheath

 

GT1(16)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

GT1(5)

Little Boarden, Boarden lane, Headcorn

GT1(2)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

GT1(6)

Land rear of Granada, Lenham Road, Headcorn

 

GT1(15)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(7)

The Chances, Lughorse Lane, Hunton

GT1(3)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

GT1(8)

Kilnwood Farm, Old Ham Lane, Lenham

 

GT1(8)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(9)

1 Oak Lodge, Tilden Lane, Marden

GT1(1)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

GT1(10)

The Paddocks, George Street, Staplehurst

 

GT1(13)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(11)

Bluebell Farm, George Street, Staplehurst

 

GT1(14)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change.

GT1(12)

Cherry Tree Farm, West Wood Road, Stockbury

GT1(5)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

GT1(13)

Flips Hole, South Street Road, Stockbury

GT1(6)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

GT1(14)

The Ash, Yelstead Road, Stockbury

GT1(7)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: plan amendment.

GT1(15)

Hawthorne Farm, Pye Corner, Ulcombe

GT1(4)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

GT1(16)

Neverend Lodge, Pye Corner, Ulcombe

 

GT1(12)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETAIL AND MIXED USE SITE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

RMX1

Retail and mixed use allocations

RMX1

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

SPST 13.01.16: Move the list of sites in former policy RMX1 into a table in the supporting text to the policy to avoid duplication of policy reference numbers with detailed site policies, and move non-specific policy criteria from site allocation policies to policy RMX1. Cross reference site allocations to RMX1 and vice-versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED RETAIL AND MIXED USE SITE ALLOCATIONS (Formerly Appendix B)

 

 

 

RMX1(1)

Newnham Park, Bearsted Road, Maidstone

RMX1(1)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

RMX1(2)

Maidstone East and Former Royal Mail Sorting Office, Sandling Road, Maidstone

RMX1(2)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

RMX1(3)

King Street car park and former AMF Bowling site, Maidstone

RMX1(3)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

Clockhouse Farm, Heath Road, Coxheath

RMX1(4)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: delete employment reference.

Technical: move residential element to policy H1(37).

RMX1(4)

Former Syngenta works, Hampstead Lane, Yalding

RMX1(5)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT SITE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

EMP1

Employment allocations

EMP1

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

SPST 13.01.16: Move the list of sites in former policy EMP1 into a table in the supporting text to the policy to avoid duplication of policy reference numbers with detailed site policies, and move non-specific policy criteria from site allocation policies to policy EMP1. Cross reference site allocations to EMP1 and vice-versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED EMPLOYMENT SITE ALLOCATIONS (Formerly Appendix C)

 

 

 

EMP1(1)

Mote Road, Maidstone

EMP1(1)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

EMP1(2)

West of Barradale Farm, Maidstone Road, Headcorn

EMP1(4)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

EMP1(3)

South of Claygate, Pattenden lane, Marden

EMP1(2)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

EMP1(4)

West of Wheelbarrow Industrial Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden

EMP1(3)

 

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: no change.

EMP1(5)

Woodcut Farm, Ashford Road, Bearsted

 

EMP1(5)

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: new policy.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

Technical: move supporting text from policy EMP1(5) to supporting text for EMP1.

Technical: amendments related to IDP requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARK AND RIDE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

Park and ride allocations

PKR1

 

SPST 08.09.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change to deletion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX E: PARK AND RIDE ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

Linton Crossroads (A229/B2163)

PKR1(1)

 

SPST 08.09.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change to deletion.

 

Old Sittingbourne Road (A249) at M20 junction 7

PKR1(2)

 

SPST 08.09.15: delete policy.

SPST 14.12.15: no change to deletion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR MAIDSTONE BOROUGH

 

 

 

 

General

 

 

 

DM1

Principles of good design

DM4

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: minor amendments re NPPF compliance

DM2

Sustainable design

DM2

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

Technical: delete refs to codes for sustainable homes to reflect national policy changes.

DM3

Historic and natural environment

DM10

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: update section referring to Landscapes of Local Value to reflect Committee decisions re policy SP17.

DM4

Development on brownfield land

DM1

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

DM5

Air quality

DM16

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM6

Non-conforming uses

DM9

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM7

External lighting

DM6

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: delete refs to codes for sustainable homes to reflect national policy changes.

 

Residential

 

 

 

DM8

Residential extensions, conversions and redevelopment

DM8

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM9

Residential premises above shops and businesses

DM21

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM10

Residential garden land

DM5

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

Technical: to make clear the council is not seeking to develop garden land in the countryside, add policy prefix “Within the defined boundaries of the urban area, rural service centres and larger villages …”.

DM11

Housing mix

DM23

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: Add reference to custom build/ self-build plots in the policy and supporting text to reflect national guidance.

DM12

Housing densities

H2

 

Technical: policy applies to all residential development so move from former policy H2 to DM policies. Add text to explain densities for individual allocations vary where more detailed site information is available.

DM13

Affordable housing

DM24

 

SPST 14.07.15/23.07.15 and 18.08.15/19.08.15: policy amendments.

Technical: add reference to the Government’s intention to introduce Starter Homes as part of affordable housing provision.

DM14

Local needs housing

DM25

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM15

Nursing and Care Homes

 

DM42

Cabinet 14.01.15: new policy

SPST 09.06.15: amend estimated need to 960 nursing/care homes places 2011-2031.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

DM16

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation

DM26

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

Retail

 

 

 

DM17

Town centre uses

DM19

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM18

District centres, local centres and local shops and facilities

DM20

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM19

Signage and shop fronts

DM7

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

 

Employment

 

 

 

DM20

Economic development

DM17

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM21

Retention of employment sites

DM18

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: Delete part criterion (5) – cannot restrict change of use to non-conforming uses.

 

Infrastructure

 

 

 

DM22

Open space and recreation

DM11

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

SPST 18.08.15/19.08.15: further policy amendments.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.
SPST 13.01.16: add quality open space standards to reflect the need for standards to be set out in the policy rather than an SPD.

DM23

Community facilities

DM12

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM24

Sustainable transport

DM13

 

SPST 08.09.15: policy amendments.

Technical: amendment to supporting text for policy - add list of key highway improvements approved by SPST 14.12.15 for inclusion in the ITS. Add ref to securing the provision of a new bus exchange facility. Add ref to protection and enhancement of public rights of way for NPPF compliance.

DM25

Public transport

DM14

 

SPST 08.09.15: policy amendments.

DM26

Park and ride sites

DM15

 

SPST 08.09.15: policy amendments.

Technical: Delete ref to specific amount of £100 KCC charge.

SPST 14.12.15: policy amendments.

DM27

Parking standards

 

 

SPST 13.01.16: New policy to reflect the need for standards to be set out in the policy rather than an SPD.

DM28

Renewable and low carbon energy schemes

DM3

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: remove ref to wind turbines in accordance with Ministerial Statement June 2015.

DM29

Electronic communications

ID2

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

Technical: Move policy from former ID2 as policy more appropriate in development management section.

DM30

Mooring facilities and boatyards

DM22

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR THE TOWN CENTRE

 

 

 

DM31

Primary shopping frontages

DM27

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM32

Secondary shopping frontages

DM28

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM33

Leisure and community uses in the town  centre

DM29

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE

 

 

 

 

General - countryside

 

 

 

DM34

Design principles in the countryside

DM30

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM35

Conversion of rural buildings

DM32

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

Residential - countryside

 

 

 

DM36

Rebuilding and extending dwellings in the countryside

DM33

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM37

Change of use of agricultural land to domestic garden land

DM34

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM38

Accommodation for agriculture and forestry workers

DM35

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM39

Live-work units

DM36

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

Employment - countryside

 

 

 

DM40

New agricultural buildings and structures

DM31

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM41

Expansion of existing businesses in rural areas

DM37

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM42

Holiday caravan and camp sites

DM38

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: no change.

DM43

Caravan storage in the countryside

DM39

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM44

Retail units in the countryside

DM40

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

DM45

Equestrian development

DM41

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

 

 

 

ID1

Infrastructure delivery

ID1

 

Cabinet 14.01.15: policy amendments.

Technical: updates to reflect more comprehensive nature of IDP and to clarify that the infrastructure priorities relate to importance rather than timing.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter

Monitoring and Review

Appendix H

 

Technical: replace former monitoring table with expanded monitoring and review chapter to reflect recommendation of Planning Advisory Service Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDICES

 

 

 

 

Maidstone Community Strategy

Appendix G

 

Technical: delete appendix (Regulation 18 tool)

 

Delivery of spatial objectives

Appendix I

 

Technical: delete appendix (Regulation 18 tool)

Appendix A

Housing Trajectory

Appendix J

 

Technical: Factual update of housing trajectory

Appendix B

Residential parking standards

-

 

SPST 13.01.16:  Part of new policy DM27 to reflect the need for standards to be set out in the policy rather than an SPD.

Appendix C

Superseded policies and documents

Appendix K

 

Technical: Separate appendix into two lists.  Expand former table to illustrate where former saved policies have been superseded by new policies.

Appendix D

Saved Supplementary Planning Documents and Planning Policy Advice Notes

Appendix K

 

Technical: Separate appendix into two lists – update saved Planning Policy Advice Notes.

Appendix E

Glossary

Appendix I

 

Technical: Updated to reflect changes in national policy/guidance.

Appendix F

Site allocation plans

 

 

Technical: The Policies Map, which is available on the council’s website, forms part of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan.  For ease of reference, a supplementary document containing individual location plans for allocated sites accompanies the local plan.