25 March, 2021

        Launch of Call for Sites consultation

        Thanet District Council has today launched a ‘Call for Sites’ in which developers, landowners and members of the public are invited to put forward potential sites for development.

        The purpose of the Call for Sites is to establish what land is potentially available in the district and to identify potential sites. These are then assessed against the needs identified in Thanet’s Local Plan review.

        The Council is inviting site proposals for a range of uses:

        • Housing
        • Self / Custom Build Housing
        • Gypsy and Traveller site provision
        • Employment space
        • Retail provision
        • Nature conservation / biodiversity net gain offset sites
        • Open space / green infrastructure / Local Green Space

        Potential sites for development can be submitted online between 10am on Thursday 25 March and 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021. Invitations to participate have also been sent to a wide audience including parish councils, landowners, developers, agents, businesses and some local interest groups.

        Bob Porter, Director of Housing and Planning at Thanet District Council said: “The Call for Sites is an early step in the update of our Local Plan. It will inform options for future development and the provision of other important facilities in Thanet, up to 2040.

        “We would encourage the community, especially landowners and developers, to put forward potential sites and to be clear about what development could take place in the future. Please also ensure that the online questionnaire is answered in full as we want to bring forward sites that support the wider objectives and timescales of our Local Plan strategy.”

        Submitted sites will be assessed against a number of criteria including suitability, availability and viability for the purpose proposed as set out in the online questionnaire. The form also contains a map drawing tool for people to identify their site and upload supporting documentation.

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