The Kent & Medway Structure Plan
The Kent and Medway Structure Plan was superseded by the
Regional Spatial Strategy (the South East Plan) on 6 May 2009. The
details below are for information only, the plans do not form part
of the Development Plan for Kent.
Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, county
level structure plans were replaced by Regional Spatial Strategies.
South East Plan sets out the vision for the future of
region to 2026.
Kent County Council have produced a list of the nearest
Structure Plan policy equivalents in the South East Plan (PDF,
The Structure Plan was the long-term statutory land-use policy
document for the county. It guided development, protected important
features of the environment and influenced the location and type of
private and public investment.
The Structure Plan provided a strategic framework for the basis
of more detailed policies in Local Development
Frameworks and Local Transport Plans and in deciding
The key documents are available below for information only.
Further documents on the development of the Structure Plan are
available on request.
Kent and Medway Structure Plan full
version (8.35mb) or
Word version (Doc, 3.19mb)
Chapter 1: Our vision and guiding principles (PDF, 580k)
Chapter 2: The spatial strategy for Kent and Medway (PDF,
Chapter 3: Kent and Medway: area based policies (PDF,
Chapter 4: Protecting our natural environment (PDF,
Chapter 5: Promoting quality of life in town and country (PDF,
Chapter 6: Fostering prosperity (PDF, 1.29mb)
Chapter 7: Housing provision and distribution (PDF, 609k)
Chapter 8: Quality, choice and accessibility in the transport
network (PDF, 1.58mb)
Chapter 9: Climate change and managing our natural resources (PDF,
Chapter 10: Managing our waste and mineral resources (PDF,
Chapter 11: Implementing & monitoring the effectiveness of the
Kent & Medway Structure Plan (PDF, 225k)
Appendices (PDF, 138k)
Kent & Medway Structure Plan: Key Diagram (PDF, 822k)
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