Great and Little Plumstead is not clustered with other settlements under policy 7.4 as the school catchment does not extend to adjoining villages. There is currently capacity at the school. Services include a village hall and public transport service.
Great and Little Plumstead has a made neighbourhood plan which covers the same area as that of the parish boundary. The Plan was made in July 2015 and covers the period to 2034. It contains a series of policies that look to shape development within the neighbourhood area. There are policies within the plan that will be of relevance to development and any applications that are submitted for development within the parish should have due regard to those policies.
Whilst it is considered the cluster could accommodate development of 50-60 additional homes, there are no allocations proposed and no allocations to be carried forward in this cluster. There are however 171 dwellings with planning permission on a number of sites. No new allocations are proposed but further development is not ruled out. The Village Clusters policy 7.4 and Small Scale Windfall Housing Development policy 7.5 both allow for an amount of growth in each village cluster that reflects primary school capacity. See settlement map for the extent of existing settlement limits.