Name: Latest News and Forthcoming Consultations
Description: The Core Strategy provides a long-term vision for the Borough and a broad framework for development. The Development Management Plan will develop the policies and proposals set out in the Core Strategy and will supplement them. It will establish more detailed requirements and criteria that all developments will need to meet.

Latest News and Forthcoming Consultations

Draft Deliverable 5 Year Housing Land Supply

The “five year supply” is an important government measure to consider when planning applications for new homes are decided by the Council or Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Dartford therefore goes through a robust process in finalising its five year supply calculations, to demonstrate that a sufficient housing supply is deliverable over the next five years. As part of this, we are taking the views of developers, infrastructure providers and others on our Draft 2019 five year housing supply PDF, 1623.34 KB. All comments should be received to by Friday 5th July 2019

Infrastructure, Regeneration and the Thames Estuary

New social and community infrastructure for Dartford is coordinated by the Borough. See our Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) PDF, 1329.67 KB for the long term sustainable development of Dartford.

Dartford is at the heart of the longstanding Thames Estuary/Gateway national growth area; government have now released their response to the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission’s recommendations. One of the government’s commitments is for:

Improving mobility and infrastructure: Continuing to progress at pace with transport infrastructure investment in the Estuary, including investing around £200 million of Local Growth Fund, £125 million on improvements to the strategic road network at Bean and Ebbsfleet, and multi-billion-pound investments in the Lower Thames Crossing and the Elizabeth Line. We will launch an officer-led, cross government group to realise the wider benefits of the Lower Thames Crossing, as well as supporting local partners in enhancing transport links from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet in Kent.”

To find out more about this exciting potential new transport link through the Borough, see the Crossrail to Ebbsfleet C2E. project.

Borough Policies Map- for Current Local Policies Online

Use the interactive version of the Borough's Policies Map. Find policies from the Dartford Core Strategy and Development Policies Local Plans for any location, and other useful area designations. This provides essential context for preparing planning applications.

The Framework for Dartford Town Centre

The Town Centre SPD, adopted in July 2018, applies in full for proposals in the town centre.

Your contact information and interest in our consultations

It is easy to let us know that you would or would not like to be kept informed of Dartford Planning Policy consultations and updates. Please complete this online form.  Alternatively, another way to let us know you would not like us to have your details (you will no longer be contacted) is to simply email stating so or call 01322 343213 to find out more.

Contact the team

For further information please contact Dartford Planning Policy using our Contact the Local Development Framework Team or phone 01322 343213.

Last Updated: 25th June 2019 Print Link