Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

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Nicole Burnett - Gladman 27 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/044 MM/044

  • Comment ID: 150
This Modification relates to Policy SP20 – affordable housing and in part, has resulted in the removal of explicit affordable housing tenure splits that would have been expected to be provided on site. In its place the MM states affordable housing should be provided in the proportions set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (or successive documents). Whilst the added flexibility is welcomed, Gladman considers the policy should go one step further to state, unless other justified affor
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/031 MM/031

  • Comment ID: 136
The proposed modification inserts new paragraph 3.20(a) and relates to designing enterprise into communities. As drafted the MM implies that on all strategic housing allocations, there will be a requirement to provide community buildings for use by small businesses etc. Gladman considers that this is an overly onerous requirement, particularly in relation to the Plan's smaller strategic allocations. As such, Gladman suggests that the text should be amended to clarify that enterprise buildings wo
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Strategy & Implementation MM/003 MM/003

  • Comment ID: 132
Gladman note that a number of amendments are proposed to the wording of Policy SP01 to improve the effectiveness and clarity of the policy. Whilst generally supportive of the modifications, Gladman would suggest that where the policy refers to contributions that are necessary to secure off-site infrastructure there should be a follow on reference to relevant tests set out in Paragraph 204 of the Framework (2012). This is to ensure that where contributions are sought, they are not only necessary
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032

  • Comment ID: 137
2.5.1 MM032 states that proposals for 10 or more units must include an element of self-build properties, where there is a demonstrable demand from persons included in the self-build register. 2.5.2 Gladman welcome this modification to the policy, which is in line with current government thinking and objectives in relation to self-build. However, Gladman would note that even where a need is identified, there is no guarantee such units would be delivered, resulting in the non-delivery of otherwis
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Strategy & Implementation MM/004 MM/004

  • Comment ID: 133
MM05 inserts new Policy SP01b that requires the Council to undertake a review of the Local Plan within six months of its adoption. Gladman support the inclusion of a review policy, but consider that new paragraph (MM04) would benefit from added detail as to the matters that would be considered as part of a review. For example, the first bullet point notes that the review would consider the implications of climate change, but does not detail which elements of the Plan would be subject to review n
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/040 MM/040

  • Comment ID: 138
Gladman note that the policy replaces former Policy HO2 and essentially 'upgrades' the allocation at land north and south of Shottendane Road to a strategic housing allocation. Gladman support this change in policy, but has the following comments about the MM as it has been drafted. 2.6.2 In the first instance, Gladman notes that the policy divides the residential elements so that up to 300 units can be provided on the northern field parcel and up to 250 units on the southern parcel. To ensure
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Strategy & Implementation MM/005 MM/005

  • Comment ID: 134
Generally speaking any local plan review policy should be easy to understand and effective and, should aim to set achievable targets for the completion of the review, with any triggers written into policy being meaningful and having sufficient 'teeth'. With this in mind, whilst MM05 seeks to align the local plan review to an updated Local Development Scheme, for clarity and effectiveness, the policy would benefit from a final sentence that confirms when the Local Plan review will be submitted fo
Nicole Burnett - Gladman 23 Jan 2020

Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025

  • Comment ID: 135
Gladman support the inclusion of the text 'at least' into Policy SP11. To ensure that otherwise sustainable development is not prevented from coming forward, any policy that relates to the provision of housing should avoid imposing a cap on the total quantum of residential development that is expected over the Plan period.