Adopted Local Plans (and New Policies Map)
The statutory Policies Map for the Borough is available in an interactive online format - this means you can bring up the Local Plan text that applies for specific local areas of sites of interest to you. The static map documents can also be examined:
Adopted Local Plans: Core Strategy and Development Policies
Local Plan policies are the basis for decision making on planning applications across the Borough (including at Ebbsfleet). The Core Strategy (2011) Document is at the heart; complemented by the Development Policies Plan 2017.
The Core Strategy is a long-term plan to regenerate the Borough by outlining where, and how many, new homes, infrastructure and jobs will be created. In support of the Core Strategy, development management policies with additional details, are set out in the Development Policies Plan.
To help find the more detailed policies that may apply to your planning application, please see the Development Policies Plan A to Z individual sub-topic has been produced PDF, 810.95 KB or the online Policies Map above. To see technical documents behind the current Dartford Local Plan, view existing Evidence Base documents
Habitats Regulations/ Residential developments
Under international environmental laws (Habitats Regulations) policy DP25 sets out requirements for qualifying housing developments within 10km of the North Kent European protected sites (east of the Borough). This is explained further in the following guide for developers PDF, 1349.22 KB. A summary guide can be found here PDF, 386.77 KB. For sites opting to pay a tariff to mitigate impacts, it should be noted that this is now £16.69 for the 2020/2021 financial year to reflect inflation increases using the Retail Price Index. This can be arranged through:
- Inclusion in a S106
- A unilateral undertaking PDF, 155.81 KB (template version available PDF, 153.74 KB) or
- A one off payment prior to determination of the application PDF, 102.03 KB.
Other Development Plan documents
For other policies that apply now to planning applications, the Kent Minerals and Waste Plan forms part of the statutory Development Plan applicable in Dartford.