Canterbury District draft Local Plan

Canterbury City Council is consulting on a new draft Canterbury District Local Plan to 2040 and several supporting strategies.

The draft plan proposes to allocate land for new homes, jobs, new schools, a new hospital and community uses. It also seeks to put in place new rules designed to dictate the quality and density of developments, boost biodiversity, protect valued open spaces over the long term and to ensure any new development minimises its contribution to climate change while also mitigating against its effects.
The local plan is important because once adopted these new rules will be used to decide all planning applications in the district.
Alongside the draft plan, Canterbury City Council have also published the draft Canterbury District Transport Strategy, draft Open Space Strategy 2024-2040, the draft Air Quality Action Plan and the
Sustainable Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document.
Consultation runs until 5pm on Monday 3 June.

To read the documents and give your views, please use the links below.
Draft Canterbury District Local Plan to 2040:
Draft Canterbury District Transport Strategy:
Draft Open Spaces Strategy 2024-2040:
Draft Air Quality Action Plan:
Sustainable Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document:


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