Neighbourhood Plans and Community Involvement
Neighbourhood Planning for your Local Community
All local communities have powers to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for their own area: Further information and guidance can be found here. A Neighbourhood Plan has the potential - subject to successful examination by an independent Inspector, and a local referendum – to become part of the statutory Development Plan.
For more about powers to neighbourhoods: support is available for 'localism', or see official guidance on the range of community powers (planning and non-planning related) available. Communities can also seek to directly control of Assets of Community Value through the Community Right to Bid.
Stone Neighbourhood Plan
Stone Parish Council has submitted the Draft Submission Stone Neighbourhood Plan ; PDF, 2046.99 KB to Dartford Borough Council. This has been the subject of previous consultations by the Parish Council. It sets out proposed planning policies for the whole of Stone Parish plus an area which was previously within the parish boundaries. The Borough Council now needs to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents meet a number of legal requirements before carrying out a public consultation on the Plan. You can find details of the previous consultations undertaken and the evidence base which supports the Neighbourhood Plan at: http://www.stoneneighbourhoodplan.uk.
Profiles have been prepared for different neighbourhood areas within the borough, these outline statistics for population, economy and housing. Also included are 2017 Policies Map designations and information on the character and services in the area and at key settlements.
- Bean and Darenth PDF, 1671.53 KB
- Dartford Town Area PDF, 1831.46 KB
- Greenhithe PDF, 1802.78 KB
- Joydens Wood PDF, 2402.98 KB
- Longfield, New Barn and Southfleet PDF, 2566.27 KB
- Stone and Castle PDF, 1582.78 KB
- Sutton-at-hone and Hawley PDF, 3018.76 KB
- Swanscombe PDF, 2221.33 KB
- Wilmington PDF, 1878.3 KB
The Borough's Statement of Community Involvement in Planning
A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how planning will involve the public. The SCI PDF, 1315.73 KB was updated in February 2021
This will guide opportunities for public input to planning decisions, particularly in preparing a new Local Plan.
Your contact information and interest in Borough consultations
It is easy to let us know that you would or would not like to be kept informed of planning policy consultations and updates. Please complete this online form and let us know your opt-in or opt-out preferences. Alternatively another way to let us know you would not like us to have your details (you will no longer be contacted) is simply email stating so to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01322 343213 to find out more.
Planning Aid provides free independent advice on a range of general planning matters to community groups and members of the public.