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Chapter 5 - Community Strategy

MM/068

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Policy SP37

Policy SP37 - QEQM Hospital, Margate

Land to the south-east of the existing QEQM Hospital, Margate, is identified for release for expansion of the hospital. No other development will be permitted on this site. Development for hospital purposes should meet the following criteria:

1) Proposals should be designed to involve the minimum take of freshthe most efficient use of land, consistent with the need to provide a pleasant environment for patients and staff;
2) Development proposals should demonstrate how they will integrate withmore effective use can be made of the hospital site as a whole;
3) Proposals should incorporate the retention of the existing footpath and provision of a substantial landscaping screen;
4) Proposals should incorporate a comprehensive review of access arrangements associated with the hospital and access provision should reflect the findings of a specific traffic impact assessment;
5) Proposals should be supported by a Travel Plan; compatible with a green transport strategy for the hospital;
6) The level of car parking associated with new development should be limited to the minimum necessary within the context of the green transport strategy; and
7) New parking areas should, as far as possible, be located on the newly allocated site.

To improve clarity and effectiveness.

MM/069

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MM/069

Policy SP38

Policy SP38 - New Medical FacilitiesCentre at Westwood

A nNew medical facilities arecentre is required at Westwood to meet the needs generated by the strategic allocations. The Council will work with the CCG, developers and other appropriate organisations to identify a suitable site.

For clarity and to provide flexibility regarding the type of facilities to be provided

MM/070

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MM/070

Policy SP40

Policy SP40 - Expansion of Primary and Secondary Schools

The Council will support the expansion of existing and development of new primary and secondary schools in Thanet to meet identified needs and will work with Kent County

Council in identifying, allocating and safeguarding other sites land as requiredappropriate.

As a result of identified future growth, provision is made in the plan for additional schools at:

Birchington: 2FE primary school (Policy SP14)

Westgate: 2FE primary school (Policy SP15)

Westwood: equivalent 6FE primary school; 6FE secondary school (Policies SP16, SP17 and SP18)

Ramsgate (Manston Green): 2FE primary school (Policy SP13)

To meet the requirements for a secondary school at Westwood, the Council will work with Kent County Council and developers to identify a suitable site.

For clarity and effectiveness.