Consultation on ‘main modifications’ to Thanet’s Local Plan commences
We are consulting on the proposed modifications to Thanet’s Local Plan 2011-2031 from Wednesday 11 December to Monday 27 January 2020.
Thanet’s draft Local Plan 2011-2031 has been progressing, with hearings held by the Planning Inspectorate between April and July 2019 following submission in October 2018. Some changes (referred to as ‘modifications’) are now being proposed by the Planning Inspectors to the draft Local Plan.
Some of the main modifications include:
- A new policy on the review of the Local Plan
- Recognition of the DCO process on the Manston airport site
- Amendment to the affordable housing policy
- Reducing the number of homes to be built to 3,000 in the next five years
- A policy to set out the need for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation
The list of proposed ‘main modifications’ can be found at www.thanet.gov.co.uk/consultations with a representation form for responses. All representations made will be taken into account by the Inspectors and included in their Report and Recommendations. The Inspectors have already considered comments submitted between August and October 2018 so there is no need to make these again.
Hard copies of the main modifications and related documents can be found at the Thanet Gateway. The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 27 January 2020. This marks one of the final stages of the Examination of the Local Plan 2011-2031, which ends with the Planning Inspectorate’s report to Council, which will set out any further modifications that the Plan requires. The Council will then be in a position to adopt the Local Plan 2011-2031 in the Spring.
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