In order to find out how our area may change in the years to come, we’ve created a digital map documenting all the potential development sites in our boundary. These particular sites aren’t ones that we would love or hate to be developed, they’re simply sites that could be redeveloped in theory. This information will then feed into our site assessment process.
On Friday 21st of February, the Arches ‘Chatham’ Neighbourhood Forum held a Visioning and Objectives activity with our consultant Jim Boot.
Led by Jim, Friday’s session looked into:
On Thursday 23rd of January, we held our first meeting of the management committee with our two consultants Lorraine Hart and Jim Boot.
Led by Jim and Lorraine, Thursday’s session looked into:
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.
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
On Wednesday 25th September, AECOM visited the ACNF area to deliver their Planning for our Future! workshop. The workshop revolved around a presentation on the power and scope of neighbourhood planning, participants were then asked to identify their hot issues, particularly those with a spatial dimension which lead to the group identifying a corridor for master planning/urban design purposes around Luton Road road area (dotted black line on capture map within the AECOM report). The final question around developing a common vision to underpin any plan was a theme throughout the discussion and common threads that emerged included;
Please find below information on Chatham Town Centre Concept Masterplan and delivery please make any comments you may have as directed or alternatively make your comments to us and we can feed back your thoughts in our submission before noon 30th September 2019
The future of our town centres is a major concern and is an important area of work for the new localplan. The council is preparing policies for the town centres and High Streets across Medway, and leading on regeneration and investment programmes. It has commissioned work on town centre masterplans and delivery strategies to support both its local plan work and regeneration. Plans have been drawn up for Strood, Chatham and Gillingham. This document has been prepared for Chatham.
Outline application with some matters reserved (Landscape) for the construction of a block of 19 one bedroom mixed apartments and flats
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