Local Plan Consultation 2015

Following changes to the planning system in recent years, the council has been preparing a new Local Plan for the District to guide future growth, development and regeneration.

The Local Plan is an overarching strategic planning document for Thanet, this update to the Local Plan will provide the framework for guiding the determination of planning applications until 2031.  A considered Local Plan is key to delivering sustainable development in Thanet and to ensure this is effectively managed.

The production of the Local Plan will help to deliver the majority of the council's priorities in the Corporate Plan.  In particular the Local Plan will play a key role in supporting the growth of our economy and the number of people in work, planning for the right type and number of homes in the right place to create sustainable communities, working to improve parking and transportation and protecting and preserving our public open spaces.

Stage one of the Local Plan process was consulted on in summer 2013.  A public consultation was held and officers engaged with local communities on current issues and options on how future development needs should be met.  There was a considerable response to this consultation and these responses have now been fully considered in formulating the future growth, development and regeneration options to meet the strategic spatial objectives of the District.

Cabinet approved the council's draft Thanet Local Plan Preferred Options at its meeting held on 11 December 2014.

How to take part

The public consultation on the Preferred Options will run from 9 January to 6 March 2015 and the public are invited to attend 'drop in sessions' where you can engage with planning officers.

There is also be an on-line survey for residents to submit their views from 9 January 2015 and a hard copy survey will be available for those without computer access.

Public Drop in sessions

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015 - The Centre, Alpha Rd, Birchington
    13:00 - 19:00

  • Wednesday 21 January 2015 - The Baptist Church, Queens Rd, Broadstairs
    13:00 - 19:00

  • Thursday 29 January 2015 - Customs House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate
    13:00 - 19:00

  • Saturday 31 January 2015 - Westwood Cross
    09:00 - 17:00

  • Tuesday 3 February 2015 - Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Hartsdown Rd, Margate
    13:00 - 19:00

  • Tuesday 10 February 2015 - Thanet's Gateway Plus, Cecil St Margate
    12:00 - 14:00