Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/025 MM/025 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 56
Respondent Julie Davies - CPRE Kent [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 20 Jan 2020

CPRE Kent is disappointed that land is to be allocated for “at least” 17,140 dwellings in Thanet. Our objections to this modification of Policy SP11 remains as previously cited.

It is considered that the Council has not demonstrated that this level of housebuilding is viable and deliverable given the substantial infrastructure and environmental constraints in the district. In particular, the very high proportion of agricultural land designated as best and most versatile agricultural land (BMV) suggests that Thanet should be treated as an exception and that BMV should be safeguarded from development.