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        Sustainability Appraisal

        The Local Plan is founded upon the principles of sustainable development, and what this means for Thanet. Over the course of its preparation the Local Plan has been subject to a Sustainability Appraisal which is a continuous appraisal of the sustainability of its proposals. The following documents have been produced as part of this: SA […]

        Evidence Base for Potential Housing Sites

        The South East Plan required us to provide for at least 7,500 new homes in Thanet over the period 2006 to 2026.  On 13 December 2010 the Government’s Localism Bill signalled the intention to revoke that plan, and we will now need to address, through the planning process what provisions will be appropriate for Thanet. In preparing our […]

        Cliftonville Development Plan Evidence Base

        The following documents form the Evidence Base that informed the preparation of the Cliftonville DPD. Please contact the Strategic Planning team below if you would like a hard copy of any of the documents, would like any of these documents in another format (eg large print, braille) or would like copies of documents that are […]


        Economic and Employment Assessment This establishes employment growth projections to the end of the plan period (2031), updating those within the Employment Land Review.  It considers the current economy of Thanet including analysis of statistics, employment land use and trends and drivers, as well as an assessment of future land requirements. Thanet Economic and Employment […]

        Statement of community involvement review

        The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the Council will consult on planning policy issues, planning applications and neighbourhood plans. The consultation closed on 9 April 2021. All the comments received will be reported to Members in due course for a decision on any amendments to the draft SCI. The SCI was originally […]

        Brownfield land register

        New regulations came into force in April 2017 making it a statutory duty for Local Authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land (developed land previously used for something else, excluding agricultural and forestry uses). Under Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, any previously developed land that is suitable for […]

        Local development scheme

        What is the Local Development Scheme? As part of the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004 (as amended) each Local Planning Authority must prepare a Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS is a project management document for the production of the Local Plan. This LDS for Thanet identifies and describes the “Development Plan Documents (DPDs)” which […]

        Heritage strategy

        Introduction to Thanet Heritage Strategy The Council have appointed Drury McPherson Partnership to prepare a Heritage Strategy for Thanet District Council, forming evidence to support the emerging Local Plan. The Heritage Strategy will provide a strategic and clear approach to managing Thanet’s rich heritage. The Strategy will also promote Thanet’s heritage and demonstrate how its […]

        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 […]

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