Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 356
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 4 - Environment Strategy MM/050 MM/050 View all on this section
Respondent C Solly View all by this respondent
Response Date 27 Jan 2020
Comment
  • The modification is welcomed and supported. However, I would have wished that council made a more robust evidence base on this area as there is a lack of understanding in how Green Infrastructure will be made, will more trees be required, if so where. Where are there opportunities to enhance biodiversity, and how will this be funded?
  • There is no mention of the provision of green infrastructure in the infrastructure delivery plan. Is the infrastructure delivery plan only applicable to the built environment and not to the natural environment? It has been seen that trees are felled but no compensation for this in current planning applications, which concerns me on whether we are applying net
  • Wording on Strategic Priority 4 may need to be revised

“Protect, maintain and enhance the district’s biodiversity and natural environment, including open and recreational space to create a coherent network of Green Infrastructure that can better support wildlife and human health.”

There is no wording to increase biodiversity and the natural environment. With increasing pressure from the built development a loss will undoubtedly be made especially on the land which has been taken from farmland areas.

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