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Authority Monitoring Report

Section 35 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 required every local planning authority to produce a monitoring report. This report had to contain information on the implementation of the local development scheme (LDS) and the extent to which the policies set out in local development documents are being achieved.

Section 113 of the Localism Act (Local Development Monitoring) removed the requirement on local authorities to submit the report to the Secretary of State or the Mayor of London. It came into effect from January 2012. However, the Act does not remove the requirement for local authorities to produce a monitoring report for public consumption with the Secretary of State having powers to make regulations around the timing, content and form of reports. The interval between subsequent reports should still be no longer than 12 months. Therefore we intends to continue to produce and publish our monitoring report to the same December timeframe which we have previously followed.

Specific requirements relating to the monitoring report can be found in part 8 (paragraph 34) of the The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, which came into force on 6 April 2012.

The report provides monitoring and statistical information on a range of datasets for the annual period  running between 1 April and 31 March of the following year and is a key component in the development of a comprehensive system for monitoring the current Medway Local Plan 2003 and the emerging Local Plan 2012-2035.

The report comprises two volumes. Volume one is the main report and volume two contains detailed data and land availability tables that inform volume one. In 2013 and 2014 a third volume was added which contained a Local Aggregates Assessment as required by paragraph 145 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Subsequently, this Local Aggregates Assessment has been incorporated within volume one.

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Previous annual monitoring reports












Prior to 2005, Local Plan Monitoring Reports were produced separately for housing, employment and commercial land supply.

The council holds electronic copies of earlier housing land supply and employment land reports, which can be provided on request. Email planning.policy@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 331629.