Canterbury District Local Plan 2013 – Processing of representations

Canterbury City Council have now processed all the comments received during the consultation period.
They received just under 7,000 comments from about 1,300 individuals and organisations (including the Whitstable Society).

Copies of all the representations should be available in Whitstable library with a summary schedule of the comments (in Plan order).
All the comments can also be viewed on the Council’s consultation web-site at
Click on the document you are interested in, and then you can view the comments by following the instructions.

The Council now has to consider the main issues arising from the comments and decide what changes to make to the draft Plan in relation to those main issues.

It is anticipated that the comments and proposed changes to the draft Plan will be considered by Council Committees in March, and the publication of the final formal draft (the pre-Submission draft) is likely to take place in April or May. This will be a final opportunity for people to comment on the technical and legal “soundness” of the Plan before it is considered by an independent Planning Inspector.

If you have any queries regarding the local plan process please contact the planning policy team on 01227 862199