Existing local plan saved policies

The local plan policies you will see here are the ones that are still in place. The original documents are just for information and context.

Due to the transitional arrangements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, not all of the policies contained in the original Local Plans are still in force.

We had to apply to the government to save the 'old style' Local Plan policies beyond the initial 3 year transitional period (beyond 27 September 2007).

Once adopted, the new Mineral and Waste Local Plan documents will progressively replace policies saved from the existing, older style Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plans.

While the Minerals and Waste Local Plans referred to Kent and Medway, the schedules of saved policies apply only to the Kent County Council area.

For details of saved policies applicable to the Medway area, contact Medway Council.

Existing minerals and waste local plans

You should read all local plans in the context of the Secretary of State's Directions and accompanying letters on saved policies.

Chalk and clay saved policies

On 21 September 2007, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a Direction 'saving' certain policies of the Chalk and Clay Local Plan.

Chalk and clay extraction policies

The chalk and clay extraction local plans. These plans set down policies and proposals for future chalk and clay working, and for any future exploration, appraisal or development of oil and gas.

Additional maps for the chalk and clay and oil and gas extraction local plans.

Brickearth saved policies

On 21 September 2007, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a Direction 'saving' certain policies of the Brickearth Subject Plan.

Brickearth Subject Plan

The Kent minerals subject plan on policies for the extraction of brickearth. The plan is accompanied by a map of the affected areas and a key.

Additional maps showing the area from Rainham to Faversham