Draft Thanet Local Plan - 2031 - Pre-Submission Publication, Regulation 19

Freight and service delivery

18.27 Effective delivery of goods and services is essential to the health of Thanet's town centres, local business and economic regeneration. Road freight traffic needs to be directed to routes fit for the purpose. Thanet's business parks, industrial estates and the Port of Ramsgate are directly accessible through the primary road network. However, town centre roads are generally unsuited to accommodate large vehicles, and off-street servicing facilities are limited. Proposals for new development in town centres will therefore be expected to include adequate off-street servicing. Where feasible, off-street loading areas, enabling goods to be delivered to shops in smaller loads, will be encouraged in new developments.

Policy TP08 - Freight and service delivery

New development proposals will be expected to demonstrate adequate off street servicing.