Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 341
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/035 MM/035 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent C Solly [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Jan 2020

Response by policy shown in “italics” and my comments in “bold” shown below:

 “Policy SP15 - Strategic Housing Site - Westgate-on-Sea

 Land to the east and west of Minster Road, Westgate is allocated for up to 2,000 new dwellings with a n approximate average a maximum density of 35 dwellings per hectare(net) at land to the east and west of Minster Road, Westgate-on-Sea.”

 This part of policy understands that mixed development may incur a mixture of housing and I can accept this.
I do contend with the level of housing (2000 dwellings) and the sites selection process, and will refer back to my previous representations on this.

 “Proposals will be judged and permitted only in accordance with masterplan for the whole site which should include:”

 I would ensure that any development irrespective of size will need to submit the masterplan in those applications, as hybrid and piecemeal applications are not acceptable to bite off land on part of the sites allocation.

 “1) a minimum of 17.5 16ha of open space to include a functional green space corridor between existing urban edge and new development; t o preserve the more rural characteristics of existing urban edge d wellings”

 This is welcomed and supported

 “2) a fully serviced area of 2.05 ha (to be provided at the cost of the developer) to accommodate a new two-form entry primary school and its construction in a location and in a form agreed with the County Council;”

The county council should consult with the Town council (and neighbourhood plan group) and local residents as part of the process

 “3) a range of community facilities in accordance with Policy SP12, including small scale convenience retail provision to serve the day-to-day needs of the residents;”

 This is welcomed and supported

4) provision of serviced 1 ha of land suitable for a new medical centre to cater for the additional n eeds created by the development;”

 This is welcomed and supported

  5) linkages to new and existing public transport infrastructure, including bus and rail services;”

 This is welcomed and supported

  6) Vehicular access from Minster Road and Dent-de-Lion Road;”

 This is welcomed and supported

  7) the provision of link road between Dent de Lion Road and Minster Road (including necessary j unctions) and the provision of a new signal controlled junction at High Street Garlinge/A28;”

 This is welcomed and supported, however the road at high street and A28 should consider that this is a local shopping area for residents and that traffic control and capacity should be reasonable.

  8) improvements at Dent-de-Lion Road/High Street, Garlinge junction;”

 This is welcomed and supported, however the road at high street and A28 should consider that this is a local shopping area for residents and that traffic control and capacity should be reasonable.

  9) an assessment to identify necessary measures to manage on-street car parking in Dent-de-Lion R oad and Garlinge High Street, between the site and the A28, and potential methods of delivery ;”

 This should not be at the detriment of the existing homeowners who live in this area.

  10) the upgrade of Shottendane Road to Local Distributor standard; and”

 This is supported, if there is adequate funding for the transport plan

  11) a proportionate contribution to necessary off-site highway improvements in accordance with P olicy SP47”

 As stated earlier the infrastructure plan could be clearer on when this will be phased in line with the plan and policy. I am keen to ensure that the delivery of road infrastructure to be delivered as a early as possible

“Masterplanning will be informed by and address

 ) an archaeological evaluation;”

This is welcomed and supported

 ) the preservation and/or enhancement of the setting of scheduled ancient monuments and the l isted Dent de Lion Gateway, and the measures to be undertaken;

 This is welcomed and supported

 ) The capacity of any utility services and infrastructure and any need (and provision of) improved or a dditional infrastructure (as may be advised or reasonably required by service providers);

 This is welcomed and supported

 ) appropriate arrangements for surface water management/sustainable drainage schemes in line with Margate Surface Water Management Plan;

 This is welcomed and supported, more information below

 ) a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to address any visual impact on views to and from t he adjacent Green Wedge and protecting wide open landscapes and strategic views and

 This is welcomed and supported

 ) the integration of development and landscaping to take account of public rights of way and the p rovision of a soft edge between the site and open countryside

 This is welcomed and supported

 A ll development proposals must be planned and implemented in a coordinated manner and a ccompanied by an infrastructure delivery and phasing plan.

 P roposals will be accompanied by a Transport Assessment which shall:

 ) assess the impact of development on the local road network and address any implications for on-street car parking arrangements in Dent-de-Lion Road and Garlinge High Street, between the site a nd the A28; and

 This is welcomed and supported

  • ) identify measures to promote multi-modal access, including footway and cycleway connections, a nd an extended bus service accessible to the residential development and rail linkages.

 This is welcomed and supported

 Other comments

(****Map 4 attached sits here in original rep***)

Other comments:

  • Surface water may need some local assessment as there is some information which may indicate surface water areas, which appear not to be in the evidence

Map of SP15 and around

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