Draft Thanet Local Plan to 2031 - Preferred Options Consultation

How to respond online

What is included in this consultation?

The Local Plan and consultation questions set out in this questionnaire are split into Strategic Proposals and Development Management Policies.

Strategic Proposals are the overarching policies which underpin the Plan's strategy. This section sets out the overarching strategies for delivering sustainable development and the overall levels of development and growth which are needed in Thanet, and includes the strategies for the economy, town centres, housing, environment, communities and transport, including strategic site proposals.

The district wide development management policies are detailed and wide ranging policies which may be relevant to all new development proposals in Thanet. The section is set out in topic areas, and covers issues including climate change, design and heritage.

The plan also includes a vision, strategic priorities and objectives.

The scope of the Local Plan is vast, and national government requires it to be sound, justified and realistic. All of the evidence we have collected and topic papers are available to view here. 

We have also prepared a District profile which provides an overview of the key characteristics, problems, issues and opportunities that need to be addressed.

A glossary of terms and acronyms which are referred to throughout the consultation document is available here

Some Frequently Asked Questions from the drop-in sessions that have already taken place are available here

How to respond using this consultation portal

To respond to the consultation, you can either work through the whole document, using the 'next' button at the bottom of each page, or look at individual issues by using the menu below. Once you have entered the document you can skip to other issues using the menu which will appear on the left hand side.

You are not required to complete the whole questionnaire, you may respond to as many or as few of the issues as you want.  There is space provided underneath each question for you to be able to write any comments that support your answer.

Click on the 'save your answers' button after the questions on each page to save your comments. At this stage your answers will be submitted to us, however, you are able to come back later if you need to change them or add anything. We will not consider your comments as final until the consultation closes on 6th March 2015. Please ensure that your comments reach us by this date.


To START, click on one of the chapters below. 


Last modified by Jo Wadey - Thanet District Council 8 years ago