Decision details

TWBC Representations to the Regulation 16 Consultation on the Paddock Wood Neighbourhood Development Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The production of a neighbourhood development plan is the means by which a local authority can take responsibility for land use planning in their area, potentially covering matters such as the location of houses, shops and community facilities, the setting of design standards for new development, or the identification and conservation of local heritage assets and green spaces.


RESOLVED – That the table of comments presented in Appendix A be submitted, on or before 14 November 2022, as the Borough Council’s representations to the Regulation 16 consultation on the Paddock Wood Neighbourhood Development Plan be approved. 

Reasons for the decision:

To endorse the proposed representations to the Regulation 16 consultation as this would enable the Borough Council to continue to provide advice and guidance to the Paddock Wood Neighbourhood Plan Group.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – This would mean the Council would not be involved in continuing to provide the advice and guidance that has been available for the neighbourhood plan group during the preparation of the Paddock Wood Neighbourhood Plan.


Submit Alternative Representations – The current representations submitted in Appendix A reflect advice and comments from a range of TWBC professional officers in the planning department.  To provide alternative representations would require additional liaison and discussion with these officers.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

No conflicts of interest were declared by any Member who was consulted in respect of this decision. 

Publication date: 23/11/2022

Date of decision: 23/11/2022

Date comes into force if not called in: 01/12/2022

Call-in deadline date: 30/11/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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