New Local Plan
Revised Local Plan
We are undertaking the first statutory review of the Dartford Core Strategy. PDF, 2132.58 KB, (this document will be subject to further refinement). This is part of a wider process to update Dartford's Local Plan, to guide planning applications and Dartford's regeneration into the 2030s.
The Local Plan process moves forward through evidence gathering and public consultation. Local evidence prepared so far includes:
- The formal 2019 Sustainability Appraisal 'Scoping Report' . PDF, 4478.46 KB
- Housing and the economic performance of Dartford
- Facts on individual neighbourhoods
- Cycle Network Development Study
- The SHLAA housing land refresh will shortly produce draft findings.
Further work is being commissioned, including on housing needs, retail/leisure and Highways.
Consultation and Public Engagement
Further public involvement on Local Plan preferred options and draft objectives is expected late 2019.
A consultation on the big 'Strategic Issues' PDF, 4398.3 KB for the development of the Borough was held in June/ July 2018. In support of the consultation, a ‘state of play’ report was available on sustainability PDF, 4318.37 KB. Individual Responses to the consultation can be found here, and a commentary on the feedback (and sites put forward) is now available in summary form PDF, 286.71 KB .
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dartford's Planning Policy team on 01322 343213 with any queries.