Supplementary Planning Documents

Planning Obligations and Developer Contributions

The Planning Obligations and Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning document was adopted by the Council in April 2010 and forms part of the Development Plan for Thanet. It will assist both developers and the community in understanding what is required and when.

Kent Design Guide

The Kent Design Guide (KCC)  was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document by Thanet District Council on 14th December 2006 and forms part of the Development Plan for Thanet.

Kent Design has been produced by the Kent Design Initiative – a partnership consisting of:

  • Kent’s local authorities
  • professional organisations
  • academic bodies
  • developers
  • builders
  • communities
  • interest groups.

The Guide provides the criteria necessary for assessing planning applications. It will help building designers, engineers, planners and developers achieve high standards of design and construction; and it will provide planning committee members and officers with the tools to refuse consent for poor design.

The planning guidance leaflets comprise the following documents:

Shopfront design (560kb .PDF) – added April 2002

Shopfront security shutters (539kb .PDF) – added April 2002

Conservation areas (837kb .PDF) – added April 2002

Conversion of shops to residential accommodation (1,138kb .PDF) – added April 2002

Conversion to flats – guidelines (791kb .PDF) – added August 2002


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