Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Strategy & Implementation MM/004 MM/004 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21
Respondent Julia Dawkins - 1953 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2020

Local Housing Need: The National Planning Framework is at fault in assigning high numbers of housing to a seaside tourist area with seasonal jobs, poor road network, high percentage of retirees, care homes and many residents with support needs. The policy should be opposed by Thanet Council and MP's. The Plan should target the need to renovate and return to market the existing empty properties. Hectares of new 2, 3 and 4 bed housing will not meet the needs of the local population. The Plan states that Thanet population is expected to grow significantly in the next 20 years, but who in Thanet will be able to afford to buy on our lower than average earnings and retirement pensions?