Decision details

TWBC Response to Maidstone Borough Council's Local Plan Review Main Modifications Consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This reports relates to TWBC’s response to a consultation by Maidstone Borough Council on its Main Modifications to the Maidstone Local Plan Review Regulation 19 Document, currently at examination.




1.    That the current consultation on Maidstone Borough Council’s Local Plan Main Modifications Consultation be noted; and


2.    That the responses/comments set out in the table of TWBC officer comments presented in Appendix A be submitted (on or before 13 November 2023), as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s representations to Maidstone Borough Council’s Local Plan Review Main Modifications consultation be approved.


Reasons for the decision:

Agreeing to submit the representations/comments as detailed in Appendix A is considered to represent a corporate view having being considered by officers and Members.  It will ensure that TWBC has engaged with the consultation process in making representations/comments on matters which may affect TWBC and assisting MBC in progressing with their Local Plan. 

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing – not to make representations would miss an important opportunity to input and advise on the Main Modifications to the Maidstone Local Plan Review which may affect Tunbridge Wells Borough.


Agree to submit alternative representations – this would require further discussion with officers and/or Councillors to inform the response, which would mean the consultation deadline would not be met. 

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: 21/11/2023

Date of decision: 21/11/2023

Effective from: 29/11/2023

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