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 94
Respondent Kyla Lamb - Minster Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 22 Jan 2020

The loss of agricultural land, loss of community and the overwhelming of local services has been disregarded.

The plan, reinforced by the Inspectors, seeks to build 17,140 homes in Thanet by 2031. In an area of high deprivation, high population and high unemployment there is no justification for this figure. In fact, many well evidenced calculations recommend that less than half this figure would be appropriate. Thus it would seem that the plan is set upon merging the many unique areas in Thanet into one large dormitory area, with most of the population travelling elsewhere for work. (SP11 MM/025) 

Furthermore, it does not take into account the impact of the many developments taking place in and around the villages out with the Local Plan sites, a consequence of not having a 5 Year Housing supply in place.