Name: New Local Plan
Description: New Local Plan

New Local Plan

New Local Plan: September 2021 Publication

Dartford has published a refined 'pre-submission' Local Plan PDF, 4092.94 KB September 2021 and changes to the Policies Map. Note: corrections to Plan Table 7 PDF, 102.66 KB. The new Plan will replace the existing adopted Core Strategy and Development Policies Plans. It will guide key planning and infrastructure decisions  by setting out the location, type and amount of new development to 2037, and includes all the key policies to inform planning applications.

This is a whole new Local Plan publication (second Regulation 19 stage) requiring all representations to be put forward again. This version of the Plan follows Natural England’s notification of the Swanscombe Peninsula Site of Special Scientific Interest (including land at central Ebbsfleet) and other representations made on the Plan version published in February 2021.

Further documents

There are important other documents featured as part of Publication:

The plan is also supported by studies and technical evidence on residential, infrastructure, commercial development and environmental matters, and Duty to Cooperate documentation, which be found on the Evidence Base page. The Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement can be found via the Planning Policy Page.

Your say

This is a formal consultation and representations should be made using this interactive online form PDF, 242.35 KB (please download this pdf form prior to completing it and you will then be able to click on the 'submit' button) and, or alternatively, this response form PDF, 193.02 KB. (We can provide a Word or hard copy versions of this form on request by emailing or phoning 01322 343213).

All comments should be made in writing and received between 15th September and 5pm on 27th October 2021. The completed form should be returned by email to, or by post to:

Planning Policy Team
Dartford Borough Council
Civic Centre
Home Gardens
Kent DA1 1DR

Representations will be considered by a Planning Inspector who will examine the Plan. If you commented on Dartford’s Plan earlier in 2021, you will need to make representations again.

More information on how to comment can be found in the Guidance Notes PDF, 131.96 KB. This includes important information on what to consider when making your comments in terms of Legal Compliance, Soundness and Duty to Co-operate. It also sets out data protection information about how we will use your personal information. Please note that your name, town/parish of residence and representation will be made public.

The Plan reflects significant input from public involvement as shown in the Consultation Statement 2021. Details of the previous Preferred Options stage and other engagement with the public can be found on the Past Consultations webpage.

Last Updated: 19th October 2021