Issue details

13/00046 Kent Farmsteads Guidance

The Kent Farmsteads Guidance provides landowners, planners and applicants with simple guidance for understanding the key issues to inform sustainable development. This is in line with the NPPF which emphasises the delivery of sustainable development whilst stressing the importance of understanding local character and distinctiveness in determining planning applications, in plan-making and in decision-taking.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/06/2013

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Lis Dyson, Heritage Conservation Manager Tel: 01622 221535 E-mail:


Key consultees have been: District Councils, Medway Council, landowner and environmental groups e.g. CLBA, Protect Kent, Natural England, parish councils, land agents and consultants, residents.

Start and finish dates of consultation.

A Stage 1 stakeholder workshop took place in January 2010,

Public consultation took place between 29th March and 24th May 2011, and

A Stage 3 stakeholder workshop took place in May 2011.

Equalities Impact Assessment can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Kent Downs AONB website (

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

Kent Farmstead Guidance & Kent Downs Farmstead Guidance Consultation Report January 2012 (published on Kent Downs AONB website

The Guidance was discussed at the Environment, Highways & Waste Policy Overview & Scrutiny Committee on 8th April 2011.

Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?



Financial implications: Lis Dyson, Heritage Conservation, Planning and Environment 01622 221535

Legal implications: 13/00046

Equalities implications: N/a. Proposed decision does not meet key decision criteria