Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/032 MM/032 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 84
Respondent Phoebe Juggins - Department fo… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 21 Jan 2020
Comment

DfE notes the proposed amendments to housing allocations which include the provision of schools (Policy SP13/MM/033; Policy SP14/MM034; Policy SP15/MM035; Policy SP16/MM036; SP17/MM038; Policy SP18/MM039 ) and would propose the following addition in relation to securing land and contributions for the provision of schools:

  • Free transfer of land to the Council and construction costs to be met by the development where onsite schools are required, subject to updated viability assessment.
  • Policy requirement for offsite contributions from all development sites that do not provide an onsite school, where there will be insufficient school capacity to absorb the demand for school places generated by the development.
  • In addition, more generally, we would also propose including a policy requirement for offsite contributions from all development sites that do not provide an onsite school, where there will be insufficient school capacity to absorb the demand for school places generated by the development, as well as clear references to the funding mechanism to be applied, whether Section 106 or CIL, and cross-references to the relevant evidence that justifies this approach. See further detail in full letter attached.
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