Decision details

Report of the Head of Planning and Development - Maidstone Borough Local Plan: housing sites update

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider:


  1. The interim housing land position at 1 May 2015;
  2. The risks associated with progressing the Local Plan with the current shortfall against the objectively assessed need; and
  3. The options for the way forward.



That the:


  1. Additional sites considered and excluded from the Local Plan during the January/February/March 2015 cycle of Cabinet meetings be re-considered (the sites deleted from the Regulation 18 version of the Plan (7 sites and 1 part site) and the allocation of more of the additional sites (15) resulting from the 2014 call for sites).  Sites put forward by Ward Members with community support in Neighbourhood Plans during the further call for sites process and were borderline rejections from the SHLAA to also be re-considered.


  1. Following sites are not to be re-considered:


·  H1 (25) Tongs Meadow, West Street, Harrietsham

·  H1 (60) Fant Farm, Maidstone

·  H1 (48) Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea


Reason Key: Policies, Plans, Strategies;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Sarah Lee, Principal Planning Officer (Spatial Policy) Email: Email:

Report author: Sarah Lee

Publication date: 11/06/2015

Date of decision: 09/06/2015

Decided: 09/06/2015 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Effective from: 19/06/2015

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