The Kent planning protocol has been produced jointly by the Kent Planning Officers Group and the Kent Developers Group. The leaders of all the Kent councils along with the chairs of the Kent Planning Officers, Kent Developers and Kent Housing groups have signed up to these commitments. The planning protocol is significant in that it recognises the close collaborative working that already takes place in Kent between developers and councils and seeks a continuing commitment to this to ensure the delivery of high quality and sustainable development across Kent. Dartford Borough Council is fully supportive of the commitments and actions in the Protocol.