Broadstairs and St Peter’s Neighbourhood Development Plan

Update 11 May 2021

The Broadstairs & St Peter’s Neighbourhood Plan was approved at a referendum on 6th May 2021, with 5643 people voting for the plan, and 836 voting against it.  This means the neighbourhood plan came into force on Friday 7th May.  A report is being prepared for full Council to ‘make’ the neighbourhood plan within 8 weeks of the referendum. At a meeting of the Council held on 3 June 2021, Council resolved to make the Broadstairs and St Peters Neighbourhood Plan. Please click the link to read the  Decision Statement .

Update 19 March 2021

A referendum relating to the Broadstairs & St Peter’s Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

The question which will be asked in the referendum is ‘Do you want Thanet District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Broadstairs & St Peter’s to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The referendum documents are available below

A copy of the documents listed above are available for loan by appointment only from:  

  • Thanet Gateway, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1RE Tel: 01843 577000

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm

  • Broadstairs Library, The Broadway, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BS Tel: 03000 416556

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

In order to comply with Government’s current guidance on COVID-19, collection from the Gateway or Broadstairs Library is currently by prior appointment only. Please ring 01843 577000 to arrange a collection from the Gateway, or 03000 416556 to arrange a collection from Broadstairs Library. Once the documents have been returned they will be quarantined for 72 hours before being released again.  Please check opening hours with the venue after 12 April as they may have changed.  Please only use this facility to read the documents if you are genuinely unable to view them online. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Update 6 August 2020

The Referendum draft of the Broadstairs Neighbourhood Plan is now available

Update 22 July 2020

On 8 July 2020 the Examiner issued his report on the recent re-examination of part of the  Broadstairs & St Peters Neighbourhood Plan regarding the allocation of two Local Green Spaces.

The Council has now issued its Decision Statement that recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan, along with recommended Modifications from this Examination, and the Examination carried out last year, can proceed to referendum.  Schedules of the Modifications are appended to the Decision Statement for ease of reference, but can also be found in the Examiners Report Broadstairs  14 June 2019  and  Examiners Report 8 July 2020.

National Planning Policy Guidance states that in order to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) neighbourhood planning referendums are unable to take place until 6 May 2021.  However where a Decision Statement has been issued detailing an intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, the plan can be given significant weight in determining planning applications.

The Council will publish the ‘Referendum Draft’ of the Broadstairs & St Peters Neighbourhood Plan on this website as soon as it is available.

Update 26 May

Broadstairs & St Peter’s Town Council has now submitted further comments which are available via the link below

Update 19 May

Thanet District Council originally submitted an early draft of its initial responses to the Examiner’s Questions in error. This has now been replaced by the correct version. The Examiner has given the Town Council five working days to submit any further responses.

The council’s final response to the Examiner’s Questions is available here

Update 15 May 2020

Following receipt of the responses to the Examiner’s Questions, each Council was provided with an opportunity by the Examiner to comment on the responses by the other Council. These comments had to be received by 15 May. They are set out in the combined document below.

Update 5 May 2020

On 9 April 2020 the Examiner issued questions to Thanet District Council and Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council. In the interests of transparency, the Examiner allowed each Council to see the other’s questions and asked for responses to be made by 30 April.

The questions are set out in the document below and the full responses from each party follow.

Update 29 April 2020

As part of the Examination into the Councils proposed Modification to the Broadstairs & St Peters Neighbourhood Plan, the Council has sent a document to the Examiner as requested by him. The document is Background Paper 10 to the Broadstairs & St Peters Neighbourhood Plan – Local Green Spaces in Broadstairs & St Peters

Update 12 March 2020

Re-examination (Spring 2020)

Thanet District Council have appointed Terry Kemmann-Lane JP DipTP FRTPI MCMI of Trevor Roberts Associates to carry out a further examination of the Broadstairs & St Peters NDP following the September 2019 consultation on proposed modifications to the Plan. The examination commenced in mid-March. We will publish more details here as and when appropriate.

Update 17 December 2019

The results of the consultation on the Councils proposed Modifications to the Broadstairs and St Peters Neighbourhood Plan were reported to Cabinet on 16th December 2019, along with potential ways forward for the Neighbourhood Plan to be progressed to referendum.  Cabinet resolved that the Examiner’s Proposed Modifications be accepted except insofar as they relate to the two sites referred to in the report; and that the draft neighbourhood plan be referred back to Examination for evaluation as to whether or not the two Local Green Spaces should be allocated, and subsequently to proceed to referendum on that basis.

Update 20 September 2019

Broadstairs & St Peters Neighbourhood Plan – Proposed Modifications

The Council proposed modifications to the Broadstairs & St Peters neighbourhood plan which it considered, together with the recommendations made by the Examiner in his report, will enable the neighbourhood plan to proceed to referendum.

Two of the designations of Local Green Spaces proposed in the neighbourhood plan are considered to be contrary to national policy and policies in the emerging Thanet Local Plan.  The Council proposed modifications to the neighbourhood plan and carried out a six week consultation on these modifications.  The consultation is now closed.

Update 22 August 2019

The Council has received the Examiner’s report and has considered the recommendations.  The Council has also considered whether any modifications needed to be made to the Plan to meet the “basic conditions” for Neighbourhood Plans.

The Council supports the vast majority of the provisions of the Neighbourhood Plan 

However, the Council is of the view that two of the proposed areas of local Green Space do not meet the criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework, and should not form part of the Neighbourhood Plan.  The Council will therefore be consulting on proposed modifications to the Plan in this respect, before any referendum is undertaken.

This matter was considered by Cabinet on 25th July 2019, and the decision notice has been published.

The Council has received the Examiner’s Report  and has considered the recommendations.

Update 1 April 2019

It is anticipated that the consultation on the proposed modifications will take place immediately after the summer holidays.

Examiner procedural  Matters and questions  Broadstairs & St Peters  28 March 2019

Reg 17 Independent Examination (Spring 2019)

Thanet District Council have appointed Derek Stebbing BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI of Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd to carry out an independent examination of the Broadstairs & St Peters NDP and the examination commenced in mid-March. We will publish more details here as and when appropriate.

Guidance published by NPIERS in 2018 also introduced the opportunity for NDP Groups to view and comment on the representations made at the Reg 16 stage.

This consultation is now closed

Broadstairs & St.Peters Town Council have submitted their draft Neighbourhood Plan (which includes a map identifying the area to which the plan relates) to the Local Planning Authority (Thanet District Council), together with a Consultation Statement and “basic conditions” statement.

The Local Planning Authority has carried out the assessments of the draft Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and the relevant Regulations, and is satisfied that the requirements have been met.

Thanet District Council now has to consult on the plan before submitting it for independent Examination.  If the Council accept the findings of the Examination, the plan will be subject to a referendum and then adopted by TDC as planning policy.

How you can submit your views:

  • View the plan and submit comments online here
  • Comments can be emailed to local.plans@thanet.gov.uk
  • A paper Comment form can be collected from the Broadstairs Town Council offices or Broadstairs library and posted to us at Strategic Planning, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1YW.

Further information including the evidence base and other supporting documents can be found on  Broadstairs Town Council website

A paper copy of the plan and comments forms are available at:

  • Broadstairs Town Council offices,  Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, CT10 1JX, open Monday – Friday 9.30-12.30
  • Broadstairs Library, The Broadway, Broadstairs, CT10 2BS, open Monday – Wednesday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Comments must be received by Thanet District Council by 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019

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