Thanet’s current adopted Local Plan – 2006
What is the Local Plan?
The Local Plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority. It guides decisions on whether or not planning applications can be granted.
In law it is described as the development plan documents adopted under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. A Local Plan can consist of one or more documents.
The Council’s current Local Plan includes:
Thanet is currently producing a new Local Plan
Thanet Local Plan 2006 Saved Policies
The Thanet Local Plan 2006 was adopted in June 2006.
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 introduced measures that meant all the policies in the Thanet Local Plan 2006 would expire in June 2009 unless the Secretary of State extended the policies beyond that date.
A Direction has been received from the Secretary of State and 93 of the policies in the 2006 Local Plan have been saved.
The Thanet Local Plan Saved Policies form part of the development plan for Thanet.
View a copy of the Letter and Direction from Secretary of State (PDF).
A list of the saved policies which remain in force is set out below in Chapter order:-
Chapter 2 – Economic Development & Regeneration
EC1 Land Allocated for Economic Development
Chapter 3 – Housing
Chapter 4 – Town Centres & Retailing
Chapter 5 – Transportation
Chapter 6 – Design
Chapter 7 – Heritage
Chapter 8 – Tourism
Chapter 9 – Sport & Recreation
Chapter 10 – Countryside & Coast
Chapter 11 – Rural Settlements
Chapter 12 – Nature Conservation
Chapter 13 – Environmental Protection
Chapter 14 – Community Facilities
Kent Waste and Minerals Local Plan Saved Policies
Kent County Council is responsible for producing policy in relation to Minerals and Waste. Existing policies are the ‘saved’ policies contained in the Construction Aggregates Minerals Local Plan, Chalk and Clay Minerals Local Plan, Oil and Gas Minerals Local Plan, Brick Earth Subject Local Plan and Waste Local Plan.
Kent County Council is in the process of replacing the above documents with Mineral and Waste Development Framework Documents.
The Minerals and Waste saved policies, and further information about the Minerals and Waste Development Framework can be found on Kent County Councils website: Kent County Council – Minerals and WastePermalink
Cliftonville Development Plan Document
Plan adopted by Council
The Cliftonville Development Plan Document was reported to full Council on 25th February 2010 and was formally adopted. The Cliftonville DPD forms part of the Council’s Local Plan.
- Download the adopted Cliftonville Development Plan Document (PDF, 3mb)
- View the Adoption Statement
- Download the Sustainability Appraisal Report (PDF)
- Download the Sustainability Statement (PDF)
On 19th October 2009, Thanet District Council submitted the Cliftonville Development Plan Document to the Secretary of State for an examination of the ‘soundness’ of the plan.
In a letter to the council, the Planning Inspector concluded that new policies, which are contained in the Cliftonville Development Plan Document (DPD), met all the legal and planning criteria set out in the legislation. He hoped that his conclusions and recommendations will “enable the Council to ensure a positive, social, economic and environmental outcome for Cliftonville to benefit the local community.”
In coming to his conclusions, the Inspector had considered comments made on the policies from a number of people and groups living and working in the area.
The Inspectors report sets out a number of changes to be made to the document (largely the changes in the Minor and Significant schedules of changes proposed by the Council) – these changes are binding on the council.
- Inspectors Report on the Examination into the Cliftonville Development Plan Document
- Download the Inspectors report (PDF, 787kb)
The Evidence Base that supported the Cliftonville DPD comprised 40 documents, most of which are available electronically.Permalink