New Local Plan
New Local Plan: Publication
The Dartford Local Plan reached Publication (Regulation 19) stage February-April 2021. Written representations were made on the Pre-Submission Dartford Local Plan to 2037 Pre Submission (Publication) Document February 2021 PDF, 4196.16 KB and changes to the Policies Map. PDF, 3854.3 KB Please note an error in the Plan Glossary PDF, 119.25 KB.The representations received are now being reviewed.
To be adopted by the council in 2022, the plan needs to be found sound and legally compliant by the Planning Inspectorate after an 'examination in public'.
The new Plan will replace the existing adopted Core Strategy and Development Policies Plan. It will guide key planning and infrastructure decisions by setting out the location, type and amount of new development, and the policies to inform planning applications to 2037.
The following statutory documents were published along with the plan:
- Sustainability Appraisal January 2021
- Sustainability Appraisal Non Technical Summary January 2021 PDF, 469.9 KB
- Habitats Regulations Assessment January 2021 PDF, 2246.78 KB
- Customer Access Review (Equalities Impact Assessment) 2021 PDF, 305.27 KB
- Statement of Representations Procedure %asset_summary_1107005 PDF, 116.6 KB
The plan's proposals are supported by studies and technical evidence on residential, infrastructure, commercial development and environmental matters. This can be found on the Evidence Base page.
The Plan reflects significant input from past public involvement. Details of the previous Preferred Options and Strategic Issues consultations on the Dartford Local Plan can be found on the Past Consultations webpage and the Consultation Statement 2021.