Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 27
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 4 - Environment Strategy MM/050 MM/050 View all on this section
Respondent Julia Dawkins - 1953 View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Jan 2020

"Maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and the natural environment and creating a coherent network of Green Infrastructure" (See my comments on MM/32)
The Plan acknowledges a need to use existing green infrastructure to contribute to the network of wildlife habitat. In Westgate retainment of the green space between new and exisiting housing would be planted with trees/shrubs to offset lost carbon sink, provide a public right of way, and a wildlife corridor. Its width should be sufficient (public bridleway width) to ensure it would not be an enclosed space and would not pose a threat to personal safety. Furthermore it would assist in soil/water retention lost by farmland development. The Surface Water Management Plan should be revised to take into account the substantial impact on surface water drainage and the substantial changes to groundwater levels. Has this been undertaken?

Officer's Response Not yet available.
Proposed Change