Thanet Local Plan Review - Call for sites 2021

Call for Sites 2021

The Council has launched a “call for sites” to inform options for future development and the provision of other facilities in Thanet as part of the update of its Local Plan (adopted in 2020), which extends the Plan period to 2040.

We are inviting site proposal for a range of uses including:

  • Housing
  • Self/Custom Build Housing
  • Gypsy site provision
  • Employment space
  • Retail provision
  • Nature conservations/Biodiversity Net Gain offset sites
  • Open space/Green infrastructure/Local Green Space

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Sites being proposed for housing must be more than 0.15 hectares or capable of accommodating 10 or more units.

Sites being proposed as Local Green Spaces must meet the criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF - para 100) and submissions must demonstrate how the site meets these criteria:

The Local Green Space designation should only be used where the green space is:

  • in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves;
  • demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular local significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquility or richness of its wildlife; and
  • local in character and is not an extensive tract of land

Submitted sites will be assessed against a number of criteria, the questionnaire sets out the information that the Council will need to assess your site for the purpose proposed - their suitability, availability and viability.

It is important that any sites subsequently allocated as part of the Local Plan update support the wider objectives of the Local Plan strategy and are capable of being delivered within an appropriate timescale. Site submissions that are not accompanied by responses to the questionnaire may not therefore be considered.

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Submit your sites here

Please complete the Questionnaire to submit your sites.

Submitted sites will be assessed against a number of criteria.  This questionnaire sets out the information that the Council will need to assess your site for the purpose proposed - their suitability, availability and viability.  The questionnaire contains a map drawing tool for you to identify the site and a facility for you to upload any supporting documents.

Submitted sites, and the name of the proposer, will be made available to the public, in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

If you have any queries about the questionnaire or using the mapping tool please email local.plans@thanet.gov.uk or call us on 01843 577591

If you would like a preview of the questions before answering the questionnaire, please use the 'Read more' link below

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1 How will your site contribute towards achieving the Local Plan Objectives?

2 What is the site address?

3 Site location plan - please use our interactive mapping tool to identify your site

4 Is the site Brownfield or Greenfield or part of each? If part of each please indicate the % split

5 What is the current use of the site?

6 What is the proposed use/mix of uses for the site? (Housing/mixed use, Self/custom build housing, Gypsy site provision, Employment Space, Retail Provision, Nature Conservation/Biodiversity/Net Gain offset, Local Green Space, Open Space, Green Infrastructure, Other)

6a If you are proposing a site as a Local Green Space, please confirm that the proposed site meets the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, ie the green space is

  • In reasonably close proximity to the community it serves
  • Demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular local significance, for example, because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquility or richness of wildlife; and
  • Local in character and is not an extensive tract of land

6b If you are proposing a site for Housing/mixed use, what is the site area and your estimate if the site's capacity (dwellings per hectare)? Please note - sites must be more than 0.15 ha or capable of accommodating 10 or more units

6c If you are proposing a site for Housing/Mixed use, is the site in a suitable location when measured against the following criteria?

  • Within 800m walking distance of a bus stop or railway station providing two or more services per hour
  • Within 800m walking distance of a convenience store, a primary school and a GP surgery
  • Within 15 or 30 minutes public transport time of a hospital/health centre, secondary school, employment area, town or district area

7 Are you the owner? Part owner? Have an Option on the site?

8 To the best of your knowledge, are there any constraints which may affect the development of the site? (Access, infrastructure, topography, ground conditions, hazardous risks, nature conservation/environmental, contamination/pollution, flood risk, legal issues, other, none)

9 Can the constraints be overcome?

10 Has the site been submitted before, or previously been subject to a planning application?

11 If you are proposing a site for Housing/mixed use, over what broad timeframes would you anticipate that the site could be developed? If this extends over more than one period please provide and estimate of dwellings which would be completed in each period. Please provide evidence of how the site would be delivered within the specified timetable, and any evidence of previous delivery of other similar housing sites. (Within the next 5 years, within the proceeding 6 - 10 years, within the proceeding 11 - 15 years, After 15 years)

12 It will be necessary for an officer of the Council to visit and carry out a site survey unaccompanied. If there are access difficulties, please provide contact details to enable a visit to be arranged.

13 Up to 10 documents can be uploaded to support your submission

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Timeline

  • Opened
    25 Mar 2021 at 10:00
  • Closes
    21 May 2021 at 17:00

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