Technical Guidance for Swale Borough Council has been prepared in conjunction with the Kent and Medway Air Quality Air Quality Partnership in response to the changes in national planning policy, through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The following guidance documents have been prepared to assist all parties involved in the renewable energy development process. These document have not been through public consultation but have been approved by the Council and will guide decision makers when determining applications.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Kent Downs Management Plan has been formally adopted by each of the Local Authorities who have the AONB in their area.
It is used as a material consideration for planning applications.
Throughout the Local Plan reference is made to Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD).
These publications set out, in more detail than is possible in the Local Plan, certain standards and approaches of which developers should normally take account.
The Government considers that both SPG and SPD can be taken into account when considering planning applications, and that weight accorded to them will be increased if they have been subject to public consultation. All the SPG and SPD agreed by the Council has been subject to public consultation.
**Additional information is provided in Managing Land for Horses - a guide to good practice in the Kent Downs AONB
This document was adopted on the 22 October 2006. A separate Statement of Adoption is available on request.
For a copy of any of our Supplementary Planning Guidance documents or for further information, please contact us by email.