Canterbury District Council (CDC) has prepared a draft new Local Plan called the ‘Canterbury District Local Plan To 2045’ and wants to know what you think.

It allocates land for new homes, jobs, new schools, a new hospital and community uses as well as imposing rules designed to dictate the quality and density of developments, boost biodiversity, protect valued open spaces over the long term and to ensure any new development minimises its contribution to climate change while also mitigating against its effects.

Once approved by a government-appointed Planning Inspector, and formally adopted by the council, the Canterbury District Local Plan To 2045 will form Canterbury City Council’s official planning blueprint for the next 23 years.

You can read the full draft plan and all the supporting evidence, and respond to the consultation by CDC’s questionnaire, by clicking the link below:


Paper copies of the draft Local Plan are available to view at:

  • Canterbury City Council offices, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW: open 10am to 2pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Herne Bay Library, 124 High Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5JY: open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturdays
  • Whitstable Library, Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB: open 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sundays

Responses must be received by 5pm on Monday 16 January 2023.

If you require any help or advice, please talk to the Bloomfield team