In order to identify potential development sites, the Parish Council carried out a “Call for Sites” exercise in March 2022 that invited landowners and other persons/organisations to submit potential sites for consideration by the Parish Council. This exercise resulted in the submission of 15 potential sites.

Alongside our "Call for Sites", sites have also been submitted to Canterbury City Council as part of their "Call for Sites".

A map showing the sites that have been submitted to Chartham Parish Council and Canterbury City Council can be downloaded here.

Each site is now being assessed in considerable detail by an external organisation. AECOM, funded through central government are preparing a Site Assessment Report. This Site Assessment Report will form part of the evidence base that will be used to prepare the Chartham Neighbourhood Plan.

Site Assessment Report is a technical exercise to determine the quantity and suitability of land potentially available for housing development. This document does not allocate sites to be developed. Whether sites are allocated will be determined through the Neighbourhood Plan process, which will include a comprehensive consultation, allowing all villagers, as well as neighbouring Parishes, and other interested parties to participate in the housing allocation process, and, more broadly, the revised Neighbourhood Plan.

On behalf of Chartham Parish Council, a Steering Group consisting of elected Councillors and volunteers from the local community is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan that will influence and direct development in the parish over the next 15 years.

A key issue within the Parish that has been identified is the presence of brownfield, previously developed, and often derelict land which could be regenerated and brought back into use. Alongside this there is a need to provide new housing and other development within the Parish.

To address this, the Steering Group are looking to identify all sites which are available for development. To ensure no site is missed, the Parish Council is issuing a ‘Call for Sites’ and asking people to submit any sites to them before 1 April 2022. All sites submitted will be reviewed in due course and considered as part of the plan making process. Please note that this is a separate process to the Call for Sites undertaken by Canterbury City Council (CCC) – so if you believe you have a suitable site then please submit it to the Parish Council as part of this process even if you have previously submitted it to CCC.

Whilst there is currently an intention to focus on brownfield / previously developed and derelict / underutilised land we are looking to be made aware of all land that may be available for development. These sites may be suitable for any use, including housing, commercial and community use or a mixture of all three.  

To nominate a site please complete the form linked below and return it by post (to The Parish Office, Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7JA) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by midnight on 1 April 2022.

The formal notification letter and submission form can be accessed below: