- click on the link above to go straight to the "Teynham Area of Opportunity" section of the Swale Local Plan
We have published a newsletter dedicated to Swale Borough Council's Local Plan Review. We explain what the plan, if adopted, could mean for Lynsted Parish. We provide advice on how to submit your feedback and, to assist in your consideration of the draft plan, we have provided some of the comments that we will be submitting as our own response to the consultation.
The back page of the newsletter is a poster. If you object to the "Teynham Area of Opportunity", you're welcome to place it in your front window.
The Local Plan Review can be found here: https://swale.gov.uk/planning-and-regeneration/local-plans/local-plan-review
The easiest way to submit your comments is via the Representation Form: https://services.swale.gov.uk/assets/Planning%20Policy%202019/FINAL%20Local-Plan-Reg-19-Representations-Form-Word-Version%20V4%20-%20DPO%20approved_Editable.pdf
Comments can also be made on the consultation portal but be warned, it's not very user-friendly: https://swale-consult.objective.co.uk/kse/event/36020/section/
Over 95% of Lynsted residents object to Swale Borough Council's proposal to build a bypass in our Parish.
The results of our survey have been reported in the media.
Following intense lobbying by parish councils, residents, opposition councillors and a local MP, the deadline for responding to the Swale Local Plan Review has been extended to 30 April.
As the plan has gone straight to what is called Regulation 19, any comments or objections must be on the grounds of 'legal compliance' and 'soundness'.
The parish council is currently seeking advice on the best way to respond.
We plan to issue guidance in a newsletter that will be delivered to all households in Lynsted with Kingsdown in the early part of April.
The information will also be available on this website, so keep checking back for the latest news!
Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council are very keen to hear the views of local residents on the bypass proposed in the Swale Local Plan Review 2021.
This bypass currently has no confirmed route, but is expected to run south of the A2 London Road through Lynsted.
Please take three minutes to complete our survey. Many thanks for your time.
Our illustration shows what we understand to be the location of the proposed new homes in Lynsted and Teynham.
We calculate that it's a total of 1,457 houses.
Put another way, approximately 15% of the requirement for the entire Borough.
We've sent this map to Swale Borough Council and asked them to confirm that our calculations are correct.
However we believe that SBC themselves should be producing maps like this, in order to explain to residents the precise implications of their Local Plan Review. We've had to extract the information from complex documents.