Councillors have tonight (Thursday 18 January) voted not to progress with Thanet’s Local Plan.
The draft plan was taken to an extraordinary meeting of the council for permission to proceed to publication stage. This would have provided members of the public with an opportunity to comment on the plan, before its submission to an independent planning inspector.
The council will now liaise directly with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as this decision means the council will not comply with the Local Development Scheme timetable.
The outcome of the vote was 20 for vs 35 against.