Decision details

Council's response to the consultation on the Folkestone & Hythe District Council Core Strategy Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The document raises some cross border planning issues where this Council may wish to make representations.  If formal objections need to be raised, then these need to be made at this stage of the process to enable them to be considered by the Inspector subsequently appointed to examine the document once it has been submitted to Government.  


The Portfolio Holder introduced the report which asked the Cabinet to agree the response as attached at Annex 1, raising an objection to Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s Core Strategy Review, and seeking changes be made to address the Council’s concerns.


The Leader said he hoped that Folkestone and Hythe would take heed of the concerns raised by this Council. Ashford had been through something similar recently and the Sustainable Urban Drainage measures that had been implemented were a good example to be followed.


A Member said he had concerns about the highways implications on this Borough of the proposed Otterpool development and it was hoped that maps could be shown to those visiting as part of the National Infrastructure Commission tour the following week, in order to explain the potential impacts on areas of this Borough.






(i)               the response that had been submitted to the Folkestone and Hythe Core Strategy Review Regulation 19 consultation, at Annex 1 to the report, be agreed.


(ii)             authority be delegated to the Head of Planning Policy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Development, to agree a Statement of Common Ground with Folkestone and Hythe District Council that addresses the issues raised by the Borough Council in the consultation response and any related issues that may emerge as the Core Strategy Review progresses.



Contact: Simon Cole Email:

Publication date: 21/06/2019

Date of decision: 14/03/2019