Proposed Revisions to Draft Local Plan (Preferred Options)

Document Section 1. Preferred Options Revisions Section 11 - National Standards Section 11 - National Standards [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1148
Respondent Tricia Hartley - Ramsgate Town Team [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 17 Mar 2017
Response Type SUPPORT
What is the nature of this representation?
  • Support

Section 11 - National Standards

  1. Section 11.1: Thanet Green Party welcomes the document’s recognition that Thanet is a high water stress area and the tighter building regulations governing water efficiency. We are not clear, however, how TDC intends to achieve greater water efficiency in the area. With the expected increase in population, resolving this problem will be essential.
  2. We would also wish to insist that Southern Water MUST improve facilities to ensure that waste water leakages into the seas around Thanet, with their potential damage to both public health and to tourism and visitor numbers, never occur again.
  3. Section 11.9: We would also encourage TDC to opt for at least a 10% minimum percentage of dwellings meeting requirement M4(2) of accessible and adaptable dwellings. We believe the long term viability and sustainability of communities should be key in all such decisions, and Thanet’s population is older than average with a poorer than average health profile.