Issue - meetings
Maidstone Borough Local Plan: Inspector's Interim Findings
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development on the Maidstone Borough Local Plan: Inspector’s Interim Findings.
During the discussion
the following was noted:
the Local Plan Inspector issued his interim findings on 22 December
a report would be presented to the Committee in March on the
proposed main Modifications and minor changes requesting approval
for public consultation.
a 6 week public consultation would commence after that. However, it was noted that this would only be for
the Modifications and would not be an opportunity to reopen
negotiations on other issues.
further hearings may be necessary if the Inspector felt that the
responses from the consultation required it.
the Inspector may want to consider what impact the
Government’s White Paper would have on the Local
the Inspector indicated that the Council may get the final report
in late June.
the report on adopting the Local Plan would be presented to the
Committee and then go to Council for final approval.
In response to questions from Members, the Officer advised:-
that the Council’s formal position is that it has a 5.12
years land supply.
any landowner could withdraw their land at any time, there would
always be a risk of that happening.
· the bus providers have been very supportive on the delivery of sustainable transport and are keen to progress this.
The Committee expressed their appreciation of Officers having brought the Local Plan to this stage.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.