Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 340
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/044 MM/044 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Huw James - ECE Planning
Response Date 27 Jan 2020

We are writing to you on behalf of the site promoter Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) in support of the emerging designated housing site ‘Part of Allotment Gardens, Manston Road’ in response to the Council’s consultation on the Main Modifications to the Thanet District Council Draft Local Plan to 2031. We have reviewed the Main Modifications and offer the following comments on behalf of the site promoter.

Additionally, in support of the Proposed Main Modification MM/044 we are fully supportive of the principle of Emerging Policy SP20 (Affordable Housing) however, as with any development, the site specific circumstances (such as land contamination remediation works) should be considered on their individual merits, to ensure the deliverability and viability of the site development.

Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) will continue to work with the Council to bring the site forward for development within the next 5 years. However, in the meantime, we respectfully request that Policy 11 be amended omitting the reference to a 80 unit capacity for the ‘Part of Allotment Gardens, Manston Road’ site and replacing it with 109 unit capacity. This is therefore considered to support the Council’s development strategy to accommodate further housing the urban areas of the district. We trust the above comments are helpful to your further consideration of the plan. If you have any further queries or require further information please contact me on 01903 248777.

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