Adopted Local Plans (and New Policies Map)
The statutory Policies Map for the Borough is now operating 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 versions remain available:
Core Strategy and Development Policies Local Plans
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 Local 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, often with additional details, are set out in the 2017 Development Policies Plan. To find the latest policies that may apply to your planning application, the A to Z guide by individual sub-topic has been produced PDF, 138.81 KB or use the online Policies Map (Note: the Kent Minerals and Wast Local Plan (2016) also forms part of the current Development Plan applicable in Dartford).
For supporting evidence/background see Information on how the Development Policies Plan was prepared step by step (many key documents and evidence are listed on the Submission stage). For the Core Strategy:
- View the Evidence Base documents that supported the Core Strategy
- Final Inspectors Report PDF, 382.91 KB
- Appendices A and B PDF, 2818.92 KB
Development Policies Plan policy DP25 sets out requirements for qualifying housing developments within 10km of the North Kent European protected sites, in order to comply with Habitats Regulations. This is explained further in the following guide for developers PDF, 1339.87 KB. A summary guide can be found here PDF, 373.06 KB. For sites opting to pay a tariff to mitigate impacts, this can be through either:
- Inclusion in a S106
- A unilateral undertaking PDF, 143.26 KB (template version available PDF, 143.06 KB) or
- A one off payment prior to determination of the application PDF, 87.22 KB.
Future Local Plan
The Council is commencing a new Local Plan document as a whole for Dartford.