Draft Thanet Local Plan to 2031 - Preferred Options Consultation


The purpose of this consultation

Thanet is preparing its new Local Plan. This consultation is taking place to seek your views on the our proposed approach to planning for the future of Thanet.

We need to decide what level of growth is right for Thanet and how we can plan positively for that growth, through the Local Plan. We have prepared a draft Local Plan which we are asking for your comments on. This is an important part of the process and it is crucial that we get your views.Cover jpeg


What is the New Local Plan? 

What do we need to take into account when developing the new Local Plan?

What is the process for producing the new Local Plan 


How to respond to this consultation

The consultation closes at MIDNIGHT on 6th March 2015. Please ensure you have submitted your comments to us by this time.

We would prefer all comments to be made electronically, through this online consultation portal. This is also the quickest and easiest way of responding.

(You will need to register to comment. If you have already registered during a previous consultation simply enter your username and password)

Please be advised that when submitting comments via the online consultation portal, your comments will be submitted to us, as you 'save' the comments.

To comment this way follow this link How to respond online


You can also download the draft Plan or you can view a paper copy of the consultation document at Thanet's Gateway Plus, Cecil Street, Margate, and at public libraries in the District.

If you are not able to respond through this consultation portal, you can download the questionnaire from the links below.

Download Thanet Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation Document (PDF 9,292KB)

Download Questionnaire (PDF)

Download Questionnaire (Word version)

If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire please contact Strategic Planning on 01843 577591 or local.plans@thanet.gov.uk.


Please send completed questionnaires to local.plans@thanet.gov.uk or Strategic Planning, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ.

Please be advised that any comments submitted to us will be made public alongside your name, and if relevant the name of the organisation, body or person you are representing. No contact or other personal details will be published.


Drop-in Sessions

We will be holding a series of drop-in sessions where you can come and talk to us about the local plan or see us with any questions about the consultation:

13th January - The Centre, Birchington, 1.00-7.00pm

21st January - Baptist Church, Broadstairs, 1.00-7.00pm

29th January - Customs House, Ramsgate, 1.00-7.00pm

31st January - Westwood Cross, 9.00am- 5.00pm

3rd February - Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Margate, 1.00-7.00pm

10th February - Thanet Gateway, Margate, 12-2.00


Any problems? If you need any help responding to the consultation, using the consultation portal or want to discuss the consultation, you can call the Strategic Planning Team on 01843 577591.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    8 Jan 2015 at 11:00
  • Closed
    6 Mar 2015 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    16 Oct 2015

Consultation Documents