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Matter 5: Lodge Hill Material Post-September 2012

The Medway Submission Draft Core Strategy (2006-2028) was withdrawn under the provisions of Section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended). The Council issued a Notice of Withdrawal (pdf 9KB) in accordance with Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012. 

In January 2013, the council submitted a package of material to the Core Strategy Planning Inspector, in advance of the re-opening of the Examination. This included a Position Statement summarising the work that had been carried out during the suspension of the Examination in September 2012.

It was supported by information relating to the assessment of a mitigation/compensation package for nightingale habitat, a revision of the Sustainability Appraisal of the draft Core Strategy in the form of an addendum report, and papers relating to the consideration of a SSSI notification at Lodge Hill.

As a historic record, this material can be found below, along with the reference number for each study/document submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. The full set of information submitted to the Planning Inspector is set out on the Examination page.

1. Correspondence with the Planning Inspector

EX112 Response from Medway Council to the Inspector's Letter, 23 July 2013 (pdf 21KB)

EX80 Inspector's Response to Medway Council's position statement, 23 January 2013 (pdf 32KB)

EX79 Position statement from Medway Council to the Planning Inspector, 11 January 2013 (pdf 208)

2. Assessment of Compensation/ Mitigation Package

2.1 Process

EX78 Outline of Process (pdf 18KB)

2.2 Assessment of biodiversity offsetting for compensatory habitat for nightingales

EX76 Report – Biodiversity Offsetting to compensate for nightingale habitat loss at Lodge Hill, Kent. The Environment Bank Limited, December 2012 (pdf 3,334KB)

EX77 Letter from Tom Tew, The Environment Bank Ltd, 6 December 2012 in conjunction with final report, including response to comments received (pdf 342KB)

2.3 Comments received from stakeholders on draft report, November 2012

EX75 Natural England (pdf 42KB)

EX74 CBRE for Land Securities (pdf 441KB)

EX73 Kent Wildlife Trust (pdf 102KB)

EX72 RSPB (pdf 318KB)

EX71 Medway Countryside Forum (pdf 25KB)

EX70 Frindsbury & Wainscott Community Association (pdf 336KB)

EX69 Judith Ashton Associates for Barratt Strategic (pdf 14KB)

EX67 Bioscan for McCulloch Homes, Rochester Bridgewood and Medway Sports & Leisure (pdf 299KB)

EX68 Letter from D Woodfield, Bioscan confirming clients, 4 December 2012 (pdf 91KB)

EX66 Graham Warren Ltd for Medway Magna Ltd (pdf 71KB)

EX65 Draft report issued for comments 14 November 2012 (pdf 59KB)

2.4 Stakeholder workshop 9 November 2012

EX63 Notes of stakeholder workshop 9 November 2012 (pdf 30KB)

EX64 Comments received on notes of workshop (pdf 161KB)

EX62 Agenda for Stakeholder Workshop 9 November 2012 (pdf 8KB)

EX60 BTO report: Factors Potentially Affecting the Viability and Success of Biodiversity Offsetting for nightingales Habitat Loss, October 2012 (pdf,192KB)

EX61 Additional advice supplied by BTO to EBL, November 2012 (pdf 30KB)

EX58 Invitation and email correspondence re stakeholder workshop (pdf 118KB)

EX59 Papers circulated for workshop (pdf 13,143KB) - including reports from Ecology Consultancy,The Environment Bank Ltd, GGKM; notes of meeting & maps.

EX57 Correspondence in relation to meeting (pdf 632KB)

2.5 Technical meeting 25 September 2012

EX47 Notes of Technical Meeting 25 September 2012 (pdf 29KB) 

EX44 agenda for Technical Meeting 25 September 2012 (pdf 8KB)

EX46 List of Attendees at meeting (pdf 7KB)

EX45 Enclosures for meeting (pdf 6,319KB)

EX43 Correspondence in relation to meeting (pdf 813KB)

3. Sustainability Appraisal

EX81 Outline of process (pdf 8KB)

EX82 Draft Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal, incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment Report January 2013  (pdf 415KB)

EX82A Full copies of all responses to the draft Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal are available in hard copy only. They have been added to the examination library and can be viewed on request.

EX83 Final Sustainability Appraisal Addendum report, March 2013 (pdf 1,124KB)

4. Consideration of SSSI notification

EX48 Papers presented to NE Executive Board Meeting 1 October 2012 (pdf 3,545KB) 

EX49 Papers presented to NE Executive Board Meeting 10 October 2012 (5,955KB)

EX50 Record of NE Executive Board meetings, October 2012 (pdf 302KB)

EX51 Letter from Natural England, 12 October 2012 (pdf 68KB)

EX52 Letter from Medway Council to Natural England, 18 October 2012 (pdf 26KB)

EX53 Letter from RSPB to Natural England, 19 October 2012 (pdf 134KB)

EX54 Letter from Land Securities to Natural England, 2 November 2012 (pdf 25KB)

4.7 MG5 Grassland matter

EX56 Map of MG5 Grassland (pdf 1,221KB)

EX55 Correspondence between Natural England and Medway Council (pdf 82KB)

More information

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