Have Your Say!

The Arches ‘Chatham’ Neighbourhood Forum (ACNF) is a group made up of local residents and business owners from our community that together are preparing our Neighbourhood Plan to positively shape the future of our designated area within Central Chatham. Click here for our boundary:


We’ve created this survey as a way of giving the community inside and outside of the ACNF an opportunity to feed into the process in a noncommittal fashion.


To keep up to date and to get involved with our Neighbourhood Planning journey please visit or contact:



Our first Annual General Meeting

ACNF inaugural AGM

On Monday 21st October, the Arches ‘Chatham’ Neighbourhood Forum (ACNF) held their inaugural Annual General Meeting at Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham.

It was fantastic to see so many members of our community (residents, businesses, elected officials and council officers) engaged in planning for our shared future.  We filled all of our officer roles for the Management Committee, voted in our constitution and forum members show interested in being involved in our working groups.  The forum also agreed that we should start with two working groups, working group 1 is expecting to cover the environment and public realm, whereas working group 2 will on the local economy, housing and wellbeing.

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Consultation Summary, September 2019

On Thursday 15th August 2019 the ACNF (Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum) formally became a designated Planning Area, to share this news and to increase awareness about neighbourhood planning, we held three drop-in events throughout our Planning Area;

–           Monday 23rd September, MHS Homes Endeavour Foyer

–           Wednesday 25th September, Arches Local (Big Local) Community Hub

–           Thursday 26th September, The Pentagon Shopping Centre

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