Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 11 - Housing MM/107 MM/107 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 70
Respondent Julie Davies - CPRE Kent [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 20 Jan 2020
Comment

Main modifications have been made to the non-strategic housing allocations “for clarity and effectiveness and consistency with the format of the strategic housing policies” – densities have not been referred to in policies HO1, HO11 and HO12. 

It is also not clear whether the density in policies HO12, HO13, HO14, HO15, HO16 and HO17 are net or gross.

Some capacities listed in policy HO11 are not consistent with detailed policies for same sites.

Where specified density aspirations are cited as an “approximate average of 35 dwellings per hectare”, this is a very low density of development.  As a matter of principle, higher densities should be encouraged to reduce the need for loss of best and most versatile agricultural land. In addition, where the required masterplan will be providing details of “linkages to new and existing public transport infrastructure, including bus and rail services,” it is considered that density could be further increased in the interests of sustainable development (policy HO4).

This approach has been taken forward in the updated NPPF.  The plan should include a policy encouraging higher density development to reduce the need for loss of best and most versatile agricultural land, and sustain public transport infrastructure.

Policy

Capacity

Density

HO3 - Land on west side of Old Haine Road, Ramsgate

Up to 100

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO4 - Land fronting Nash Road and Manston Road, Margate

Up to 250

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO6 - Land south of Brooke Avenue Garlinge

Up to 34

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO7 - Land at Haine Road and Spratling Street, Ramsgate

Up to 100

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO8 - Land south of Canterbury Road East, Ramsgate

Up to 27

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO9 - Land at Melbourne Avenue, Ramsgate

Up to 49

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare (net)

HO10 - Cliftonville West and Margate Central

 

Density not specified

HO11 - Housing in Rural Settlements

Range from 10-250

Density not specified

 

Capacities not consistent with site specific allocations:

 

Land at Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade

Land at Walter's Hall Farm, Monkton

Land north of Cottington Road, Cliffsend

HO12 - Land at Tothill Street, Minster

Up to 250

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectareis this net?

HO13 - Land at Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade

Up to 36

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectareis this net?

HO14 - Land at Walter's Hall Farm, Monkton

Up to 18

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare is this net?

HO15 - Land south side of A253, Cliffsend

Up to 62

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare is this net?

HO16 - Land north of Cottington Rd, Cliffsend

Up to 40

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare is this net?

HO17 - Land south side of Cottington Rd, Cliffsend

Up to 23

with an approximate average density of 35 dwellings per hectare is this net?

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