Local Plan to 2031 – Latest News (updated 17 May 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.
17 May 2019 update
Revised Schedule of Hearings
15 May 2019 update
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;
|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
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-001||Thanet District Council response, dated 11.01.19, to the Inspector’s letter|
|RPS-001||Letter 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|