The Kent and Medway Infrastructure Mapping Platform (IMP) will be a digital tool consolidating and publishing key local infrastructure data. It will be used to coordinate the planning and delivery of ‘good’ growth – growth that is well designed, sustainable, well connected, future proofed and resilient.
This project, led by Kent County Council, will focus on East Kent (Phase 1) and provide an example for the use of data as a tool for change. East Kent is defined as the districts of Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe and Thanet. Future phases will expand the platform across the remaining areas of Kent.
Most local planning is conducted within individual districts, in isolation from their neighbours. The IMP will provide planning officers with a vital visual and analytical tool for highlighting cross boundary matters, data to understand growth and the provision of infrastructure, and an improved suite of land designation datasets which may affect development, all at a wider geography.