Part 1 Site Allocations: Issues and Options - Regulation 18 Consultation

The Council has prepared a Regulation 18 Site Allocations: Issues and Options document for consultation. In light of revised future growth requirements (estimates of need) this document looks at options for how and where this future growth may be accommodated in the Borough. The options identified are in addition to sites allocated for the development of homes and jobs  in the Gravesham Local Plan Core Strategy and in addition to sites with planning permission for development granted by the Council.

To take part in this consultation you will need to have an active account on this consultation portal in order to complete the online questionnaire below. Alternatively, please download and complete the postal response form (also available below). 

If you have any queries regarding this consultation  please contact the Planning Policy Team by email at  or by telephone on 01474 33 76 03.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    25 Apr 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    11 Jul 2018 at 17:00

Consultation Documents

  • Privacy Notice
    A privacy notice is a statement that describes how Gravesham Borough Council collects, uses, retains and discloses personal information. Different Organisations sometimes use different terms and it can be referred to as a privacy statement, a fair processing notice or a privacy policy.
  • Part 1 Site Allocations: Issues and Options (main consultation document)
    This document, entitled Part 1 Site Allocations: Issues and Options, is the subject of consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. In light of revised estimates of need, it considers the amount of development needed in the borough to 2028 and options for how this additional development may be accommodated in the borough.
  • SHENA 1: Baseline Report
    This report provides a baseline evidence base to support the production of the North Kent Strategic Housing and Economic Needs Assessment (SHENA).
  • SHENA 2: Employment Land Assessment
    This Employment Land Needs Assessment (ELNA) report provides the technical assessment of the future demand for and supply of employment land within Gravesham. It considers the scale and nature of future employment growth, the resultant requirements for new floorspace, how suitable the existing/identified sites are for meeting this need and any quantitative or qualitative need for additional land to be identified.
  • SHENA 3: Strategic Housing Markets Assessment
    The purpose of this Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) is to understand Gravesham Council‟s recent, current and future housing market and how this relates to the Borough‟s housing growth and needs.
  • SHENA 4: Retail & Commercial Leisure Assessment
    This assessment sets out the ‘need’ for new retail and commercial leisure floorspace, as well as providing broader strategic guidance on enhancing the vitality and viability network of town and district centres.
  • SHENA 5: Affordable Housing & CIL Viability Testing
    This strategic viability assessment intends to Inform affordable housing polices, inform the assessment of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates taking into account Local Plan requirements and other relevant costs such as the Thames, Medway and Swale Estuaries Strategic Access Management tariff and ensure the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) are met, in so far as the Local Plan does not threaten the viability of development, ensuring the realities of development viability are taken on board from the outset plan making.
  • SHENA 6: Integrated Needs Assessment Technical Paper
    This Integrated Growth Needs Assessment (IGNA) has been prepared as the final stage of the SHENA. It draws on the detailed baseline report and the technical information prepared within each evidence base document to confirm the future growth requirements identified for the borough. In drawing together the technical work streams the IGNA considers the inter-play between these future needs of the borough and the implications these have (in combination) on the scale, nature and location of future growth.
  • Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment
    To download the Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment please visit,-sport-and-recreation-assessment
  • Gravesham Green Belt Study
    This document provides the assessment of the Green Belt in Gravesham against the national and local purposes of the Green Belt. The results will help to inform the options for accommodating growth in the Borough and detailed changes to the Green Belt boundaries and site allocations, if required.
  • Broad Locations Assessment
    This assessment sets out information on options which together comprise a Green Belt broad location, but does not compare the advantages and disadvantages of these options, nor does the assessment draw any conclusions on which option, if any, should be taken forward at this stage.
  • Gravesham Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study
    The purpose of this study is to provide an assessment of the landscape and visual sensitivities within defined assessment parcels around existing defined settlements and hamlets within Gravesham Borough, and from this to make judgements regarding the capacity of the landscape within the Borough to accommodate new built development.
  • Key Constraints Background Paper
    This document in itself is only concerned with identifying and setting out ‘key’ constraints to clearly distinguish land that may have development potential within the Borough and land which does not.
  • Strategic Land Availability Assessment Methodology (Draft)
    The methodology used for the Draft Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA)
  • Strategic Land Availability Assessment (Draft) 2018
    This file provides links to Dropbox files, from where the PDF documents that form the SLAA can be downloaded.
  • Settlement Hierarchy Technical Paper Update
    In 2010, the Council prepared a settlement hierarchy which identified those settlements which were most sustainable in terms of accessibility to local services, community facilities and public transport. A review of that study is the subject of this document and the results provide evidence to be taken into account as one of the inputs into the Green Belt boundary review.