Local Plan

Updated 6 February 2018

Thanet Council is continuing work on its draft Local Plan. We are inviting people to identify any further sites that may be available for development. If you are aware of such a site in Thanet, this is your opportunity to tell us about it.

Updated 23 January 2018

report regarding the next steps in the Local Plan process has been considered at various Council committees. 

Council voted not to progress with the draft Local Plan.

Proposed Revisions to the draft Local Plan were published in January 2017.

1,531 individual comments were received during this consultation and all the comments are now available to view on-line.

The Preferred Options Draft Local Plan that was consulted on in January 2015 is available to download or view as a PDF.

The Local Plan sets out policies and proposals that will be used to guide decisions and investment on development and regeneration. It will help make sure that the district is developed in the right way.

The plan sets out how and where homes, jobs, community facilities, shops and infrastructure will be delivered and the type of places and environments we want to create. It also identifies land to be protected from development, such as open space.

The new Local Plan will cover the district right up to 2031.

This will replace the Saved Policies from the 2006 Local Plan.

The Local Plan needs to be based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of Thanet. The evidence we have collected, and will continue to collect includes specific studies and a variety of statistical and other information.

The process for producing a Local Plan is set out in national law and regulations. The Local Plan has to be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval and a public examination will be held by an independent Planning Inspector.