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National PoliciesĀ 

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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was introduced in March 2012 and replaces all former government guidance. The NPPF provides guidance to local authorities and other agencies on planning policy and the operation of the planning system.

The National Planning Practice Guidance was released in draft by Government in August 2013 to support the NPPF and to make it more accessible. The draft guidance was formally adopted in March 2014.

    Neighbourhood Plans

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    Local plan policies map

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    Local Plan Policies Map

    Take a look at the Local Plan Policies Map to search the Local Plan policies that apply in your area. The map will work with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome web browsers, but will not work with Internet Explorer 6.

    The Ordnance Survey mapping included within this website is provided by the Borough of Maidstone under licence from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to act as a planning authority. If you want to licence Ordance Survey mapping for your own use you should contact Ordance Survey copyright for advice.

    Transport strategies

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    Transport Strategies

    Our Integrated Transport Strategy gives us a framework for making decisions on transport issues around the borough. Specifically on addressing problems with our existing transport network and it's long term development.

    Our Walking & Cycling Strategy brings together a number of actions and policies promoting walking and cycling in the borough, including building new infrastructure to support it.

    Both strategies were adopted on 13 September 2016.

    Additional studies and guidance

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    Additional Studies and Guidance

    We'll continue to prepare additional studies which are a material consideration in the planning process.

    They'll help to support future reviews of our local plan, other policy documents and may also be used when making decisions on planning applications.

    Maidstone walking and cycling assessment (2018)

    Community Facilities in North Ward Feasibility Study (2017)

    Used from 1 January 2018

    Air Quality Guidance (2017)

    Public Art Guidance (2017)

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