Development briefs and other planning documents
Canterbury HMO Article 4 direction
We're proposing controls on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in parts of Canterbury.
This is to be achieved through an Article 4 Direction made on 25 February 2015.
The government has introduced a new type of community-led plan. Communities now have the right to produce a neighbourhood plan, setting out policies on the development and use of land in a parish or neighbourhood area. These plans are to be led by parish or town councils or neighbourhood forums, with the involvement of local stakeholder groups.
Neighbourhood plans can be used to promote more housing and infrastructure development in areas proposed in the Local Plan. It cannot be used as a tool to stop development taking place.
Further information and advice can be found on the Planning Portal.
Bridge Parish Council neighbourhood plan area
Bridge Parish Council has submitted an application to prepare a neighbourhood plan for the Parish of Bridge. The parish council considers that the area to which the application relates is appropriate to be designated as the plan area because it encompasses the parish of Bridge.
We are required to publicise this area application for a period of six weeks.
Representations regarding the area to be covered by the proposed neighbourhood plan can be submitted to the Planning Policy Team by 5pm on Tuesday 4 December.
The following development briefs, development principles and design guidance have been produced and adopted by the Development Management Committee.
Supplementary planning documents
- Outdoor lighting
- Development Contributions Adopted January 2007
- Sustainable construction Adopted October 2007
- Heritage, Archaeology and Conservation
- Reculver Masterplan supplementary planning document
- Central Development Area
- Bus Depot
- Beach Street
Other supplementary planning guidance
We have produced supplementary planning guidance (SPGs) on a number of other topics as part of the local plan review process. The following SPGs have been agreed and adopted for development control purposes by the meeting of the Executive 4 September 2003 and the meeting of Full Council on 11 September 2003.
- Trees and Development
- Shopfronts Design
- Riverside Strategy
- Crime Prevention through Design
- University of Kent Innovation Park
It is recognised that the supplementary planning guidance may need further amendments to text and policy wording following receipt of the Local Plan Inquiry Inspector's Report which was received June 2005.
- Canterbury West Regeneration Zone, Development Brief , Final version July 2011
- Rosemary Lane Car Park Development Brief for Sustainable Housing, Rosemary Lane, Canterbury, (January 2007)
- Parham Road,Riverdale Rd & Glenside Ave Development Brief Canterbury, (July 2006).
- Land West of Mill Lane Development Brief, Herne Bay (February 2006)
- Shalmsford Street Farm Development Brief, Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Canterbury, (October 2005)
- Kingsmead Development Brief Canterbury, (November 2004)
- Talmead Development Brief, Margate Road Herne Bay (October 2004)
- Hillborough Farm/ Metric Development Brief, Hillborough, Herne Bay (September 2004)
- Nunnery Fields Planning Brief, Nunnery Fields, Canterbury (November 2001)
- Blacksole Farm Development Brief, (September 1998)
- St Augustines Hospital Development Brief, Chartham, (November 1990)
- Rhodaus Town Development Brief approved 3 November 2011
- Augustine House Development Principles, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, (August 2006)
- Whitstable Harbour , South Quay Development Consultation Document.
- The Mount Development Principles, Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury (November 2005)
- St Georges Place Development Principles, Canterbury, (November 2005)
- National Tyre Depot,Development Principles, St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury (April 2005)
- St Peters Lane Development Principles, (May 2007)
- St Augustine's Hospital site C Principles (July 2007)
- St Martins Development Principles (09 December 2009) St Martin's Hospital, Canterbury, Development Principles Design Guidance
- Land at the corner of Broad Oak & Vauxhall Rd Development Principles 28th June 2011
- St Radigund's Place Development Principles – approved 3 November 2011
- Canterbury Car Parks (Hawks Lane, Ivy Lane and St John’s Lane) approved on 29 March 2012
- Tankerton Car Park approved on 29 March 2012
- Puckle Lane Development Principle July 2012
- Joy Lane Design Guide, Joy Lane Whitstable, (May 2006).
- New Dover Road Design Guide, New Dover Road, Canterbury (April 2006)
- Marine Parade, Design Guide,Tankerton, Whitstable (November 2005)
- Residential Intensification (Adopted April 2008)
Village design statements
Village Design Statements (VDSs) are part of a long tradition of initiatives that aim to strengthen local character and reinforce a 'sense of place'. The concept of a VDS was developed by the Countryside Commission in the 1990's in response to 'bland', 'anywhere' developments that were eroding the local distinctiveness of the English countryside. Village Design Statements are advisory documents produced by the community itself, not by the local planning authority. The aim of the VDS is to influence the planning system so that new development in a village, or parish, makes a positive contribution to the local environment and reflects community derived values. The process of preparing a VDS is also considered to be important as it helps engender community cohesion and community understanding of the planning system. In the Canterbury District three Village Design Statements have been formally adopted as supplementary planning guidance. They are: the Chartham Parish Design Statement (adopted on 10 March 2005), Littlebourne Village Design Statement (adopted on 19 January 2006) and the Hilltop Community Association Community design Statement (adopted on 16 February 2006)
Several parish councils have produced parish plans for their areas. Parish Plans are more “holistic” or comprehensive in scope than a VDS. They set out a vision for how a community wants to develop, and identifies the actions needed. They can include everything that is relevant to the people who live and work in the community, from employment and playgrounds to the design of new buildings and protection of hedges and ponds. They can include any social, environmental or economic issues. Parish Plans have the potential to influence a wide range of organisations and processes which affect the lives of rural communities. They should complement and help deliver local planning policies and frameworks but they cannot override adopted planning policy. They should influence local housing and land management strategies. They should also contribute to the way local services are managed and delivered. A list of parish plans in the Canterbury can be found at the above web link.