Name: Adopted Local Plans (and New Policies Map)
Description: The Local Plan, adopted in April 1995, has been superceded by the Core Strategy (2011).

Adopted Local Plans (and New Policies Map)

Online 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 Dartford Local Plans: Core Strategy and Development Policies documents

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, 800.32 KB or the online Policies Map above.

In order to comply with international environmental laws (Habitats Regulations) policy DP25 sets out requirements for qualifying housing developments within 10km of the North Kent European protected sites. 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:

To see technical documents behind the current Dartford Local Plan, view existing  Evidence Base documents

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.

Future policy:

  • Work  is underway on  a whole new Local Plan.
  • No Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) have been made in the Borough. Preparation has started of a NDP for Stone.
Last Updated: 23rd April 2020