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Lodge Hill planning application
Land Securities submitted an outline planning application for
the development of Lodge Hill in 2011, under reference number
MC/11/2516. The details of the application, including comments from
statutory bodies and interested parties, can be viewed via
The Council's planning committee considered the application at a
special meeting on 4 September 2014 and resolved to approve
it, subject to a referral
to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government. He decided to call in the application, which will be determined during an inquiry
Withdrawn Core Strategy Development Allocation
The council proposed land at Lodge Hill, Chattenden as a
location for development in the Submission Draft Core Strategy.
Policy CS33 of the emerging Medway Local Development Framework Core
Strategy made a strategic allocation of land at Lodge Hill for a
new settlement, and set out key principles to be followed in its
This strategic development allocation was considered as part of
the Examination of the draft Core Strategy.
Hearing sessions were held in June 2012, and the Examination was
then suspended to allow further work to be carried out, including
into the impact of development at Lodge Hill on its ecological
interest. Further Hearing Sessions looking specifically at the
Lodge Hill issue were held in May 2013.
On 19 November 2013 Natural England confirmed the SSSI
notification and on 25 November 2013 the Council withdrew the Core
Details of the key correspondence and documents relating to this
matter can be found on the Lodge Hill information page.
Lodge Hill Development Brief
The council wrote a Development Brief for the Lodge Hill site.
This was approved by Medway Council’s Cabinet in December 2011.
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