Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

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Jacqueline Brown 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 211
-MM/025 Thanet does not have the capability to absorb 17,140 new dwellings over the next 11 years. Thanet lacks the infrastructure, medical facilities and employment to sustain the existing level of population. I have no faith that the developers will put these things in place judging by the Westwood Cross development still waiting for it's new school and play area for children all they will do is set aside the land and then build on that too a few years later. I agree some new housing is requir
Gary Fowler 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 262
The whole basis of the calculations for the local plan allocation of houses for Thanet is fundamentally flawed as the calculation is based on the expected immigration levels with our continued membership of the European Union. Now we are scheduled to leave on the 31st January 2020 the ONS should recalculate the numbers on which the local plan is based, this means any allocation done for Kent and THanet local plan is now completely inaccurate as the total should be lower as shown by the stats bel
C Solly 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 324
Whilst a review will take place in 6 months, I am of the view that the housing will not be able to be delivered in the plan period to 2031, and representation so far has been made to show my view on this. Consideration should be made for housing developments that are not provisioned and if the site is deliverable in the phasing information at that time, it is possible that a proposal could affect viability or the delivery of a site allocated in the plan. It is also possible that a proposal does
N/A - Tesco Stores Limited 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 189
See attached file The reference to 'at least' 17,140 additional homes over the plan period to 2031 is welcomed in the context of the NPPF 2012 (paragraph 47) requirement to boost significantly the supply of housing. We are however concerned that the proposed 'stepped trajectory' is incompatible with this aim and also the emphasis on ensuring there is a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing with an additional buffer (in this instance 20%). The PP
Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 337
We are writing to you on behalf of the site promoter Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) in support of the emerging designated housing site 'Part of Allotment Gardens, Manston Road' in response to the Council's consultation on the Main Modifications to the Thanet District Council Draft Local Plan to 2031. We have reviewed the Main Modifications and offer the following comments on behalf of the site promoter. Housing Delivery Given the greater emphasis that has been placed by the Planning Inspector throug
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 135
Gladman support the inclusion of the text 'at least' into Policy SP11. To ensure that otherwise sustainable development is not prevented from coming forward, any policy that relates to the provision of housing should avoid imposing a cap on the total quantum of residential development that is expected over the Plan period.
Kyla Lamb - Minster Parish Council 22 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 94
The loss of agricultural land, loss of community and the overwhelming of local services has been disregarded. The plan, reinforced by the Inspectors, seeks to build 17,140 homes in Thanet by 2031. In an area of high deprivation, high population and high unemployment there is no justification for this figure. In fact, many well evidenced calculations recommend that less than half this figure would be appropriate. Thus it would seem that the plan is set upon merging the many unique areas in Thane
Julie Davies - CPRE Kent 20 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 56
CPRE Kent is disappointed that land is to be allocated for "at least" 17,140 dwellings in Thanet. Our objections to this modification of Policy SP11 remains as previously cited. It is considered that the Council has not demonstrated that this level of housebuilding is viable and deliverable given the substantial infrastructure and environmental constraints in the district. In particular, the very high proportion of agricultural land designated as best and most versatile agricultural land (BMV)