Proposed Revisions to Draft Local Plan (Preferred Options)

Comment ID 1070
Document Section 1. Preferred Options Revisions Section 9 - New Implementation Policy New Implementation Policy View all on this section
Respondent StJohnsCollege View all by this respondent
Response Date 07 Apr 2017
What is the nature of this representation?
  • Object

3.1. This new Policy simply states that:

“All new development will be expected to fully meet it’s infrastructure requirements,

whether directly on site or by contribution to that provision elsewhere, and to comply with

the provisions of the infrastructure delivery plan, in terms of provision of physical and

social infrastructure. This provision should be made within the phasing program set out in

the Draft Local Plan and Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan. Any such requirements will be secured by means of conditions, legal agreements, Community Infrastructure Levy or other appropriate mechanisms. The Council will also, with partner organisations as appropriate, seek to obtain additional funding from other sources to support infrastructure provision, and to influence the strategic provision of services, facilities and other infrastructure by other organisations.

If necessary, the Council will give consideration for the full range of other available mechanisms (such as compulsory purchase, article 4 directions and so on) to ensure the effective implementation of the overall planning strategy for the District.”

3.2. We broadly support this new Implementation Policy and the Council’s intention to seek developer contributions towards the relevant infrastructure. However, the Council must ensure that the contributions are proportionate to the proposed developments across Thanet. As there is no indication of the costs that will be required to deliver the relevant infrastructure identified in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan, we reserve the right to comment on this in due course. In any event, it is reassuring that the Council is willing to give consideration to other mechanisms such as compulsory purchase as this may be necessary in terms of delivery of the strategic routes policy.


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