Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

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C Solly 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 331
The modification is welcomed and supported
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 249
The County Council recommends that reference should be made to the PRoW network, including the provision of safe and convenient pedestrian and cycle access connecting community facilities safely. The County Council also requests that reference is made to the incorporation, and provision for, connections and improvements to the existing PRoW network to provide good access to footpaths, bridleways and cycle networks to facilitate access to the surrounding countryside and provide opportunities for
Danielle Dunn - Broadstairs an… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 160
Support
Joshua Mellor - Barton Willmore LLP 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 173
A number of modifications are proposed to Policy S12, all of which seek to provide clarity and ensure the policy is effective. Generally, these changes are supported, including the removal of the requirement for a Statement of Social Impacts which is substituted for the need to undertake an assessment of need for community facilities as part of the masterplanning process for the Strategic Sites. We acknowledge the Council's obligations to make provision for self-build demand but still question
- - St John's College 24 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 104
(See attached) St John's College continues to support the proposed strategic allocation at Westwood (Policy SP16) to which the requirements of SP12 apply. Whilst we welcome the intentions behind the new penultimate paragraph it is unclear what community facilities will be necessary. Some community facilities are already specified in the strategic policies for the housing sites including SP16 such as a convenience retail store. It is likely that there will be a community building to serve the si
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 137
2.5.1 MM032 states that proposals for 10 or more units must include an element of self-build properties, where there is a demonstrable demand from persons included in the self-build register. 2.5.2 Gladman welcome this modification to the policy, which is in line with current government thinking and objectives in relation to self-build. However, Gladman would note that even where a need is identified, there is no guarantee such units would be delivered, resulting in the non-delivery of otherwis
Tamzyn Janes - Southern Water 21 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 87
From 1 April 2018, a new set of rules covering the charging for new connections and requisitions for companies wholly or mainly in England come into force. These new rules include requirements for water and sewerage companies to provide upfront charges for most connections services and make the charges for offsite reinforcement works more transparent and cost reflective, rather than requiring the developer to connect to the point of nearest adequate capacity. Network reinforcement, required as a
Phoebe Juggins - Department fo… 21 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 84
DfE notes the proposed amendments to housing allocations which include the provision of schools (Policy SP13/MM/033; Policy SP14/MM034; Policy SP15/MM035; Policy SP16/MM036; SP17/MM038; Policy SP18/MM039 ) and would propose the following addition in relation to securing land and contributions for the provision of schools: * Free transfer of land to the Council and construction costs to be met by the development where onsite schools are required, subject to updated viability assessment. * Polic
Julie Davies - CPRE Kent 20 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 57
In the interests of clarity and effectiveness it is considered that reference should be made to density aspirations. A letter from the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP to Crispin Blunt MP in April 2018 set out that where there is a shortage of land for meeting housing needs, local planning authorities will be expected to use minimum density standards to make the most of the land available. This approach has been taken forward in the updated NPPF. It would be helpful for the plan to include a policy encour
Julia Dawkins - 1953 09 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 24
2) "Retain existing boundary features where possible": This should be priority, for example in the Westgate development proposal: A functional green space between the new and existing urban edge should be retained as a green link to other green spaces. It would serve as a public footway, a visual enhancement for exisiting residents, and a wildlife corridor. This would go some way to retaining wildlife habitat and biodiversity which will be lost to development. It would also contribute to soil wa