Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

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Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 28 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 13 - Quality Development MM/139 MM/139

  • Comment ID: 313
Point 3 – KCC requests specific mention of the PRoW network and ROWIP to encourage early engagement which would enable provision of safe and attractive cycling and walking opportunities to reduce the need to travel by car.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 28 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 18 - Transport MM/165 MM/165

  • Comment ID: 321
Transport Assessments and Statements should consider multimodal transport options and be produced with consideration of the ROWIP as statutory KCC policy.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 2 -Town Centre strategy MM/018 MM/018

  • Comment ID: 244
The County Council raises a significant concern over the removal of the reference to the Millennium Way road link, as this is particularly important in the context of future highway access to Westwood Cross from Broadstairs. The implementation of this link will be one of the aims and objectives of the future Westwood Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) The County Council as Local Highway Authority is continuing to develop more detailed microsimulation highway modelling, with initial outputs de
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/033 MM/033

  • Comment ID: 251
The Transport Assessment should encourage a modal transport shift towards walking and cycling. High quality, traffic-free walking and cycling routes integrate effectively with the wider transport network. These links should provide realistic travel alternatives to short distance car journeys, offering direct and convenient access. Increasing active travel participation would help to reduce vehicle congestion on roads, address issues of air quality and improve public health and well-being. The PR
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 4 - Environment Strategy MM/050 MM/050

  • Comment ID: 259
The County Council notes that these paragraphs provide a list of green infrastructure suggestions; however, it is also recommended that the policy make reference to the mitigation hierarchy, detailed below. The need to retain biodiversity is particularly important given the provisions within the Environmental Bill introducing mandatory net gain. The 'mitigation hierarchy' described in British Standard BS 42020:2013, involves the following step-wise process: • Avoidance – avoiding adverse effect
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 9 - Tourism MM/092 MM/092

  • Comment ID: 286
An improved and enhanced PROW network will offer good public transport and active travel links with the undeveloped beaches identified so that the public are not dependent on private vehicle use for visiting these sites. Development proposals should therefore explore these opportunities.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 10 - The Rural Economy MM/095 MM/095

  • Comment ID: 293
The County Council requests specific mention of the impact on the PRoW network to reflect the extent to which an enhanced PRoW network meets the likely future public need to contribute towards more sustainable rural development.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 11 - Housing MM/105 MM/105

  • Comment ID: 299
The County Council strongly recommends the wording for requirement 1) "Proposals will be judged and permitted only in accordance with a masterplan for the whole site which should include: 1) pre-design archaeological evaluation" is modified to: pre-design archaeological evaluation assessment and provision, if necessary, for the preservation of significant archaeological remains.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 11 - Housing MM/129 MM/129

  • Comment ID: 311
The County Council is supportive of the inclusion of the new clause 4) that stipulates proposals will only be permitted subject to the heritage policies of the local plan.
Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 15 - Climate Change MM/148 MM/148

  • Comment ID: 318
KCC requests inclusion of details regarding the England Coast Path and the existence of Coastal Access rights in the District. Following the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, the County Council has been working in partnership with Natural England to establish the Kent stretches of the England Coast Path. This is a new National Trail walking route that will eventually circumnavigate the entire English coastline, securing access rights for the public to explore the coast. In
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