Conservation Areas

Contaminated Land

Environment Agency Guide for Developers

Kent Design Guide

Listed Buildings

Manual for Streets

Outdoor Advertisement and Signs

Protected Species

Restrictions on Permitted Development under Article 4

Shopfront Design Guide

Tree Preservation Orders

Waste Collection and Recycling on New Development

What is a Screening Opinion?

Smoke Free Legislation

Smoke free legislation comes into effect on 1 July 2007

Contaminated land - non householder

The Council has a duty under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990 to devise a strategy to identify all contaminated sites within their area. Where contamination is found to be significant, the Council must actively take steps to remove or reduce the risk to people and the environment

Environment agency guide for developers

The Environment Agency has produced a guide for developers which provides practical advice on making developments better for people and the environment

Flood risk

The susceptibility of land to flooding is a material planning consideration and NNPPF (the Government's planning advice on development and flood risk) requires local planning authorities to apply the precautionary principle to the issue of flood risk

The Kent design guide

The Kent Design Guide aims to encourage well-considered contemporary schemes that fit into the existing landscape

Manual for streets

Manual for Streets provides guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, design, provision and approval of new residential streets, and modifications to existing ones

Protected species

Natural England has produced guidance to help decide when to request or carry out protected species surveys to accompany a planning application