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        13 January, 2022

        Birchington Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

        Thanet District Council has received a draft Neighbourhood Plan from Birchington Parish Council. We are now seeking views on the proposals from local residents and members of the public.

        Under the Localism Act 2011, local communities can produce Neighbourhood Plans, setting out policies on the development and use of land in their area. If the Plans are adopted by the District Council they will have the same weight as other Development Plan documents for the District.

        The council must now carry out a six week consultation on the draft Plan before submitting it for independent examination. All of the comments received will be passed to the Examiner (appointed by the council but agreed with the Parish Council) for their consideration in the Examination process. The Neighbourhood Plan will become a planning policy document if it is successful at Examination and Referendum.

        How do I make comments?

        The consultation is open from 9am on Thursday 13 January until 5pm on Thursday 24 February 2022.

        The draft Neighbourhood Plan is available to view on the District Council’s website. Please visit Birchington Parish Council’s website to view the supporting documents and evidence base for the Neighbourhood Plan.

        A paper copy of the plan and supporting documents is available at:

        Birchington Library, 17 Alpha Road, Birchington, CT7 9EG during normal opening hours, and at Birchington Parish Council, 2 Albion Road, Birchington, CT7 9DN 9am-3pm Mon-Thurs by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, please call 01843 846666 or email clerk@birchington-pc.gov.uk

        Comments can either be made online via the council’s website, emailed to local.plans@thanet.gov.uk or in writing to Strategic Planning, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1YW.

        If you require further information please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 01843 577591.

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