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Chapter 17 - Communities

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Policy CM01, criterion 6

Policy CM01 - Provision of New Community Facilities

Proposals for new, or extensions of, or improvements to existing community facilities will be permitted provided they:

1) are of a scale to meet the needs of the local community and in keeping with the character of the area;
2) are provided with adequate parking and operational space;
3) are accessible by walking or cycling to the local community;
4) are located within or adjacent to the community or settlement they serve;
5) would not significantly impact upon the amenity of neighbouring residents;
6) either provide or have the ability in the future, to make provision for broadband to facilitate the creation of a community hub network and provide flexible business space.

To provide clarity and improve effectiveness and for consistency with other local plan policies.

MM/161

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Policy CM02, criterion 1

Policy CM02 - Protection of Existing Community Facilities

Proposals which would result in the loss of a community facility as defined in this plan will not be permitted unless it can be demonstrated:

1) It can be demonstrated that there is insufficient viable need for the community use or There is alternative local provision which is accessible to the local community and the proposal will not undermine the ability of the community to meet its day to day needs; or
2) It can be demonstrated that Every reasonable attempt has been made to secure an alternative community use and the site is not viable for redevelopment to provide alternative community facilities; orbefore non-community uses will be permitted, and
3) Alternative provision of at least equivalent, or where possible, improved community benefit is provided in a convenient accessible location to serve the existing community.

To improve clarity and effectiveness.

MM/162

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Policy CM03

Add area of site

Policy CM03 - Expansion of Margate Cemetery

Land of approximately 1 hectare is allocated and safeguarded for the expansion of Margate Cemetery and ancillary uses as shown on the Policies Map.

To improve clarity and effectiveness

MM/163

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Policy CM04

Delete Policy CM04) and supporting text.

Policy CM04 - Expansion of Minster Cemetery

17.13 Minster Cemetery is nearing capacity and a need has been identified for its expansion. The precise location of the extension to the existing cemetery has yet to be established. On this basis no specific site is identified however the following policy seeks to address this issue.

Policy CM04 - Expansion of Minster Cemetery

Land is to be provided for the expansion of Minster Cemetery as part of the adjoining housing allocation. Any ancillary cemetery uses must be compatible with this allocation.

To ensure that the policies in the plan are justified and effective upon adoption.