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Strategic Priority: Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Actions: Securing Improvements to the transport infrastructure of our Borough

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Planning for sufficient homes to meet our Borough’s needs

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The Local Plan

Together with this are companion documents such as the Integrated Transport Strategy and Infrastructure Delivery Plan (the latter will form much of the basis for a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule).

Submission of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination -May 2016

 

Public consultation on the Draft CIL Charging Schedule - 13 May to 24 June 2016

 

Adoption of the Integrated Transport Strategy by SPS&T Committee (and Full Council) April 2016

 

Submission of the CIL Charging Schedule to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination - August 2016

 

Independent Examination into the Maidstone Borough Local Plan – September-November 2016

 

Independent Examination into the CIL Charging Schedule - February 2017

 

Adoption of the Maidstone CIL Charging Schedule – April 2017

 

Adoption of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan by Full Council - April 2017

 

 

 

We can better control development in the borough and secure improvements in infrastructure for our businesses and residents. We can plan future development effectively.

Rob Jarman

 

Strategic Priorities: Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Action: Planning for sufficient homes to meet our Borough’s needs

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Treat large scale major planning applications cumulatively as a project

 

 

 

We want to establish and deliver a service that provides ‘planning performance agreements’ for large scale major developments. This will include agreeing timescales at pre-app stage as well as other elements such as direct contact officers. We will deal with these applications using a project management approach.

Set a pricing structure. April 2016

 

Set a template S106 agreement with standard heads of terms. April 2016

 

Setting a standardised Planning Performance Agreement for future developments. April 2016

 

Migration of all historic S106 data into a new system. July 2016

Improved decision making for major large scale developments, including stakeholder engagement.

 

To help provide the homes we need in the need in the borough, and to deliver them in a timely manner.

 

This will also support employment in the borough through both large scale residential developments as well as commercial developments.

Rob Jarman

 

Strategic Priority: Securing a successful economy for Maidstone

Priority Action: Planning for sufficient homes to meet our Borough’s needs

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Affordable Housing Programme

 

We will continue to attract significant external investment to enable the delivery of over 160 new affordable homes including affordable rent, shared ownership and Starter Homes. In addition the Council will through direct intervention embark on a programme of delivering its own housing.

Deliver starter homes scheme – 2020

 

March 2018 – delivery of more than 300 affordable homes

 

April 2018 – Begin delivery of programme of affordable rented accommodation.

 

Different housing products available to meet the change of income levels.

John Littlemore