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        Local Plan Examination Latest news

        Local Plan to 2031  – Latest News (updated 2 July 2019)

        Please note that the Council has added a number of documents to the Core Document list.  These can be found listed in section 8 Post Submission Documents and section 9 Documents added during the hearings. Please check the Core Document page for regular updates.


        2 July 2019 update

        Please note this updated version of the rescheduled hearings taking place between 9th and 19th July.


        24 June 2019 update

        Further to the hearing session on Wednesday 3 April the Inspectors asked the Council to produce a note on the level of affordable housing that would be required on qualifying developments, having particular regard to the viability of reusing previously developed (brownfield) land.  This note is now available  to download from the examination website.  Should any participants wish to comment on the additional information further representations must be made in writing and received by the Programme Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 12 July.


        4 June 2019 update

        In response to discussions on Hearing Day 8 (Tuesday 16 April), and as requested by the Inspectors, the Council has produced a note on Water Efficiency, Accessibility and Adaptability and the use of Nationally Described Space Standards (Examination Doc – CD9.20). Should participants wish to make any comments on this note representations must be made in writing and received by the Programme Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 21 June.


        31 May 2019 update

        At the hearing session on 17 April 2019, and in advance of the additional session re-scheduled for 16 July 2019, the Inspector asked the Council, Avison Young on behalf of Stone Hill Park Ltd and RPS on behalf of River Oak Strategic Partners to cooperate in drafting a new Local Plan Policy for Manston Airport . The attached note sets out the parties’ positions ahead of the forthcoming hearing session.

        At this stage no written responses are invited by the Inspectors.  The note is published for information only, and will form the basis of the discussion on the 16 July 2019.  The Inspectors would like to take this opportunity remind participants that should they consider that a modification is required to the Plan, this, along with all other Main Modifications, will be subject to formal public consultation by the Council.

        Should participants have any queries regarding the hearing on 16 July, scheduled to start at 2pm, please contact the Programme Officer


        17 May 2019 update

        Revised Schedule of Hearings
        The Revised Schedule of Hearings has now been arranged and will take place between 9th and 19th July.


        15 May 2019 update

        Hearings Postponed

        Due to Inspector Lucas, who was timetabled to hold sessions in week 4 and 5, suddenly becoming unavailable due to illness, we are postponing the programmed final two weeks. The re-scheduled hearings will commence in early July, with exact dates to be confirmed once the venue has been established – thank you for your understanding, this decision was not taken lightly as we understand the disruption for all parties is disappointing. Please check here for further details or contact the Programme Officer.


        8 May 2019 update

        Matters statements for matters 11- 18 (in the hearings programme) have now been published


        23 April 2019 update

        A. During the hearing session on Tuesday 16 April the Council referred to an updated Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment. This is now available to download from the examination website under reference CD9.10. Should participants wish to make further representations on the Council’s updated evidence any comments must be made in writing and received by the Programme Officer no later than 5pm on 14 May 2019. In light of the Council’s submission a further hearing session will be held on Thursday 30 May starting a 2pm in the Austen Room at Thanet District Council. Participants wishing to attend the session should confirm in writing with the Programme Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 24 May.

        B. An additional hearing session will also be held on Friday 31 May to discuss potential revised wording to the Plan in respect of Manston Airport. This session will be held in the Council Chamber at Thanet District Council starting at 10am. Participants wishing to attend the session should confirm in writing with the Programme Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 24 May. An updated hearing programme can be found under Ref- CD9.11  to reflect the additional hearing sessions.


        1 April 2019 update

        An updated version of the CD8.18 Examination Hearing Programme  can be viewed here 28 March 2019 – Supersedes CD8.5

        22 March 2019 update

        Matters statements for matters 1- 10 (in the hearings programme) have now been published

        12 March 2019 update

        Following the deadline for confirming attendance of 5th March, the Examination Hearing Programme has been updated.

        CD8.5 Examination Hearing Programme    Updated 12 March 2019

        11 March 2019 update

        The Inspector (Ref L-002 ) has responded to a letter from RPS (Ref 25.2.2019), after seeking the Council’s view (TDC- 002 ), 4 March 2019. They have been published for information purposes only.

        4 March 2019 update

        Following the deadline of February 26th asking for comments on the Inspectors Matters, Issues and Questions, please find attached the amended MIQ. CD8.4 Matters, Issues and Questions  – 4 March 2019.

        The Inspectors thank all of those who sent suggested amendments and after consideration has updated the MIQ with six additional questions which are shown in bold italics in the attached document, as follows:


        • Matter 10, Issue 1, Question 8
        • Matter 12, Issue 3, Question 4;
        • Matter 13, Issue 3, Question 6;
        • Matter 13. Issue, 6, Question 7;
        • Matter 14, Issue 2, Question 3; and
        • Matter 18, Issue 2, Question 5.


        Responses to these additional questions should be part of your statements submitted for Matters 1-10 by the 19th March and for Matters 11-18 by the 7th May.

        Please find attached information from the Inspectors on the Thanet Local Plan Examination. They include their;

        Key Dates

        26 February 2019 Deadline for any comments on the Inspectors’ Matters, Issues and Questions for Examination
        5 March 2019 Deadline if you are not currently listed to appear, or no longer wish to be appear or wish to attend an alternative session
        19 March 2019 Deadline for submission of Hearing Statements and Statements of Common Ground for Weeks 1-3 (Matters 1-10)
        2-4 April 2019 Hearings Week 1 – Ruby Room, St. Augustine’s
        9-12 April 2019 Hearings Week 2 – Ruby Room, St. Augustine’s
        16-18 April 2019 Hearings Week 3 – Ruby Room, St. Augustine’s
        7 May 2019 Deadline for submission of Hearing Statements and Statements of Common Ground for weeks 4-5 (Matters 11-18)
        21-23 May 2019 Hearings Week 4 – Austen Room, Thanet DC
        29-31 May 2019 Hearings Week 5 – Austen Room, Thanet DC


        Please click here to view the core documents for the Local Plan Examination

        Click here for information and details of the Inspectors and the Programme Officer

        Inspectors’ Correspondence

        The table below sets out correspondence between the Inspectors and the Council.  Please check this page regularly for updates.

        L-001 A letter from the Inspector, dated 17.12.2018, providing initial questions to the Council
        TDC-001Thanet District Council response, dated 11.01.19, to the Inspector’s letter
        RPS-001Letter from RPS requesting adjournment of the Local Plan Examination – 25 February 2019
        TDC- 002 Thanet District Council response to RPS request -4 March 2019
         L-002 Letter from the Inspectors responding to RPS request – 11 March 2019

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