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Nonington Parish Council NEWSLETTER – December 2022

Large Development on our Doorstep

The Local Development Plans (Dover and Canterbury) propose to build 3200 houses in the local area are currently out for public consultation.

According to the Government’s website Local Plans are:- “Succinct and up-to-date plans should provide a positive vision for the future of each area and a framework for addressing housing needs and other economic, social and environmental priorities.”

Nonington Parish is in the Dover District Council area. However, it will be affected by Canterbury City Council plans. Both authorities have now published plans which seriously affect our village. The Canterbury plan has two areas of housing. The one at Adisham proposes 3200 houses directly opposite Aylesham , creating a new large town. The other area is close to Womenswold where there are 420 (minimum) houses proposed. The Canterbury plan also creates a country park between the houses and Womenswold (It is already rural land).

All of this will have an impact on Nonington as we know it.

This Council urges everyone to comment on both plans.  Whether you agree with the plans or not you may want to consider and comment on some or all of the following :-

• The rural nature of this area.

• Pressure on our roads.

• Sewage. 

• Infrastructure. Increased stress on local services.

• Public Transport.


How to submit comments on the Local Plan Consultation

Dover deadline is 9th December 2022.       Canterbury deadline is 16th January 2023.

Dover: Go to Scroll down a little to “Engage” then click on “Local Plan Consultation”. Under “Have Your Say” click on “Consultation Portal”. Scroll down slightly and in the first box (top left) click on “go to event”. At the top right of this page click “sign in/register”. Complete a form and confirm your email address. Then under “list of policies” scroll down and click on “SAP 24”. You will then see a page in green “Land to the South of Aylesham”. At this point scroll up above the green text box until you finally see a small box on the right “add comment”. Finally, you are now able to make a comment. Or try just emailing comments to

Canterbury: In your search engine type “Canterbury City Council Local Plan” Select the tab “New Local Plan 2045”. Click on the red box “Give us your views on the draft Local Plan”. This takes you to a page titled Canterbury District Local Plan to 2045”. Now scroll down quite a long way and under the heading “Have your say” is another tab “completing our questionnaire” click on this and you are in.

 The December Aylesham Newsletter has published more information information.

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