Medway Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council are seeking comments on the content of the draft Innovation Park Medway masterplan, which will provide a vision and guidance for consideration of future development proposals at the wider Rochester Airport site. The draft Innovation Park Medway masterplan takes forward these key sites identified for employment use in both Councils’ current and emerging Local Plans and highlights refreshed aspirations with accompanying design principles. The masterplan therefore articulates ambitions of both authorities’ Local Plans and sets out how this can be delivered.
Medway Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council seek your comments on the draft masterplan.
The core ambition is to strengthen the performance of the local economy, to create jobs in order to secure growth and prosperity, and to realise the potential of the area whilst ensuring the long term operating future of Rochester Airport. The masterplan itself is not a planning application but it is expected that future development will follow the guidance in the masterplan.
This is a formal stage in the preparation of the masterplan and is an opportunity to provide comment on the design principles in the draft masterplan; your views will shape these principles and the future regeneration of the wider Rochester Airport site.
After public consultation your comments will be fed back into refining the draft masterplan where considered appropriate. The revised masterplan will then be submitted to Medway Council’s Cabinet for formal adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document, which will influence future development of Innovation Park Medway. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council will also be adopting the masterplan for the purposes of economic development subject to formal approval.
HAVE YOUR SAY
The consultation period runs from Monday, 17 September until midday on Monday, 29 October 2018.
Details of the consultation, including the ‘Draft Innovation Park Medway Masterplan’ document and questionnaire are available online at www.medway.gov.uk/innovationparkmedway.
Paper copies of the masterplan will be available to view at the following locations:
Medway Council offices (Gun Wharf)
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council offices (Gibson Building)
Innovation Centre Medway
Rochester Community Hub
Chatham Community Hub
To have your say:
Visit www.medway.gov.uk/innovationparkmedway and complete the online questionnaire.
Paper copies of the questionnaire will be available from Gun Wharf reception, Rochester Community Hub and Chatham Community hub during normal operating hours.
Completed questionnaires should be returned:
By post to: Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR
By email to *protected email*
Officers will be available to answer questions in person at two public information events at Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9FD on:
Monday, 1 October, 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, 20 October, 10am – 1pm
At the end of the consultation period, the Council will collate and consider all responses received. Please note that all responses will be published on the Council’s website but personal details will not be shown.