1. Preferred Options Revisions

Section 3 - Revised Policy SP11 - Housing Provision

Amount of Housing

3.1 The local plan must allocate enough land to accommodate the amount of housing needed by 2031. The amount of housing is known as the Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) and is calculated based on population growth and population change.

3.2 The OAN identified for the Preferred Options Draft Local Plan was 12000 additional homes between 2011 and 2031. The OAN has since been revised to reflect the 2014 population and household projections and is now identified as 17,140 additional homes over the 20 year period until 2031.

3.3 It is proposed to amend policy SP11 as follows to reflect the most recent population and household projections:

Policy SP11 - Housing Provision

Provision is made for a total of 17,140 additional homes in the period to 2031, with notional delivery across the period as indicated below.

 Period   

2011-16    

2016-21    

2021-26    

2026-31    

 Total   

 Additional homes   

 4,285

  4,285

   4,285

    4,285

17,140  

 

3.4 A number of allocated sites are of strategic importance for delivering the quantity and type and variety of homes required to deliver the strategy.  These are identified as Strategic Sites. The distribution of allocated housing land is illustrated in Table 2.

3.5 Within the total housing provision shown below the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment suggests capacity to deliver some 3017 dwellings exists by way of sites which have already received planning permission.  In addition some 1555 dwellings have already been delivered since the start of the plan period.

Table 2 - Total Housing Provision

 

Period                                               

2011-2031

Strategic Sites (sites of 500+ dwellings)

 

Westwood

1,450

Birchington on Sea

1,000

Westgate on Sea

1,000

Manston Green

700

Land at Manston Court/Haine Road

700

Former Airport Site

2,500

Other Housing Sites/Areas

 

Land at Manston Road/Shottendane Road

250

Margate & Cliftonville

816

Ramsgate

793

Broadstairs & St Peters

304

Birchington on Sea

101

Westgate on Sea

36

Rural Settlements

375

Windfall Sites (based on 225 units per year, discounted for years 1-3 to avoid double counting)

2,700

Completed since 2011

1,555

Extant planning permissions

3,017

Empty Properties

540

Total

17,837