The Plan was submitted to Maidstone Borough Council on 19th December 2019. The Council will now organise a six week period of Public Consultation. During that six week period the Parish Council will hold a public exhibition, probably in February 2020. The Borough and Parish Councils will identify an examiner who will be sent all the Plan documents (twenty in total) and all the representations made during the six week consultation period. The Examiner will write a Report after which, if the Plan is approved, a referendum will be held. All those eligible to vote in the Parish will be entitled to vote on the Plan, which will be approved if it is supported by a simple majority of those voting.