Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 137
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Nicole Burnett - Gladman [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 23 Jan 2020
Comment

2.5.1 MM032 states that proposals for 10 or more units must include an element of self-build properties, where there is a demonstrable demand from persons included in the self-build register.


2.5.2 Gladman welcome this modification to the policy, which is in line with current government thinking and objectives in relation to self-build. However, Gladman would note that even where a need is identified, there is no guarantee such units would be delivered, resulting in the non-delivery of otherwise sustainable land for housing. Gladman therefore recommend that the policy SP12 should also include a mechanism that states where self-build plots are not taken up within a given time period then these revert back to market housing to be provided as part of the wider scheme. This would provide flexibility and help to ensure that the required housing is delivered onsite.

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