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Loose Neighbourhood Plan

Meeting: 25/06/2019 - Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee (Item 22)

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The Planning Policy Officer outlined that the Independent Examiner had recommended fourteen modifications to the Loose Neighbourhood Plan.  Further factual updates had been agreed, which did not represent fundamental changes to the document.


The Committee noted that the designation of the “Field to the rear of Herts Crescent” as a Local Green Space had been removed by the proposed modification PM10.  It was further noted that Maidstone Borough Council had objected to the designation of the site as a Local Green Space in its role as a landowner.  It was stated that the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee had initially been asked to endorse this objection, but it was inappropriate to use a position as a planning authority to advance the Council’s position as a landowner.  The issue had therefore been referred to the Policy and Resources Committee for consideration.




1.  The modifications to the Loose Neighbourhood Development Plan as set out in the Examiner’s report be agreed.


2.  The minor modifications agreed with Loose Parish Council, as set out in paragraph 1.14 of this report, be agreed.


3.  The Loose Neighbourhood Development Plan proceeds to referendum.

Voting:  For – 7  Against – 0   Abstentions – 1


Note: Councillor McKay left the meeting during consideration and voting on this item and returned ahead of the commencement of the “Maidstone Borough Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS) Update” item.


Note: Councillors English and de Wiggondene-Sheppard requested that their dissent be noted regarding Maidstone Borough Council objecting to the designation of the Field to the rear of Herts Crescent as a Local Green Space.