Neighbourhood Plans and Community Involvement
The Borough's Statement of Community Involvement in Planning
A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how planning will involve the public. Following local community engagement, the Council adopted (December 2017) a new SCI. PDF, 2234.28 KB
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.
Profiles have been prepared for different neighbourhood areas within the borough, these outline statistics and demographics available 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, 1545.02 KB
- Dartford Town Area PDF, 1816.94 KB
- Greenhithe PDF, 1786.51 KB
- Joydens Wood PDF, 1430.71 KB
- Longfield, New Barn and Southfleet PDF, 2426.76 KB
- Stone and Castle PDF, 1566.54 KB
- Sutton-at-hone and Hawley PDF, 2887.88 KB
- Swanscombe PDF, 2205.11 KB
- Wilmington PDF, 1740.31 KB
Under revised legislation, and following a new application from Stone Parish Council in October 2016, the Borough Council has made an Area for neighbourhood planning which covers Stone Parish. A Neighbourhood Development Plan is therefore being prepared by Stone covering the whole of the Parish: Stone Parish map PDF, 1676.18 KB
Communities have the powers to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for their own area after the Localism Act 2011. Further information and guidance can be found here. Organisations such as Locality exist to help promote and support 'localism'. The Government have produced new guidance on the range of community powers (planning and non-planning related) available to people. Additional to involvement in planning (applications/ policy), communities can take seek to directly control of Assets of Community Value through the Community Right to Bid: To find out more click here.
Planning Aid provide free independent advice on a range of general planning matters to community groups and members of the public.