Area Specific Objectives

3.16 Reflecting the make-up of the housing stock and specific issues in different parts of Thanet, the Council has identified, and will seek to achieve, the following area based objectives. It will expect applications for residential development to demonstrate that full account has been taken of these.

Table 4 - Area Specific Objectives

 

Area            

   

              

Area specific housing objectives

                                                                                       

District wide    

Increase the proportion of houses (non flatted homes) within the overall dwelling stock. 

Safeguard and increase the stock of family homes.

Increase the stock of affordable homes

Safeguard and enhance the character and amenity of existing residential neighbourhoods. 

Westwood 

Transform the neighbourhood into a mixed business and residential community benefiting from mutual proximity, accessibility and supporting amenity infrastructure.

Contribute a significant addition to the district's stock of non-flatted accommodation including family sized houses and of affordable homes. 

Coastal town centres   

Contribute to area regeneration objectives expressed in policy or supplementary guidance, and, where appropriate, in line with specific site development briefs.  

Cliftonville West & Margate

Establish a mixed, inclusive and settled community through improvements to the quality and configuration of residential accommodation and its environment and diversity of tenure. 

Apply public sector intervention and finance to pump-prime private sector investment. 

King Street, Ramsgate

Improve the visual appearance of the area and provide good quality housing that is affordable and well managed.

Newington & Millmead

Establish a mixed, inclusive and settled community through improvements to the quality and configuration of residential accommodation and to the local environment and diversity of tenure.    

Rural settlements  

Accommodate additional homes to provide locational choice at a scale compatible with the size and character of the settlement and in light of accessibility of services and community facilities.  

Increase the stock of affordable housing at a scale commensurate with any outstanding local need.