About Us

The Arches ‘Chatham’ Neighbourhood Forum (ACNF) is a group of local people working together to positively shape the future of Luton and central Chatham.

We’re creating a Neighbourhood Plan: a document that will guide where development should take place, what this should look like and how best it could benefit our local community. This document carries ‘statutory’ status, meaning it must be followed by Medway Council alongside the Medway Local Plan when considering whether to approve or refuse planning applications.

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Management Committee Meeting – 5th Nov, 2020

On Friday 29th of May, the Arches ‘Chatham’ Neighbourhood Forum held their monthly management committee meeting.

To find the slides used in this meeting please click here.

To find the draft minutes of this meeting please click here.

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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