Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Comment ID 124
Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 2 -Town Centre strategy MM/018 MM/018 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Lorna Quashie - Pavilion Prope… [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Justin Mills - Contour Plannin…
Response Date 24 Jan 2020
Comment

The Pavilion Property Trustees welcome the removal of reference (in Para 2.20) to ‘Millennium Way’ being the route for a link between Margate Road and Westwood Road.

However, the Main Modification to Paragraph 2.21 is of concern to the Pavilion Property Trustees. As currently worded, this paragraph requires development that comes forward before the Westwood Area SPD is adopted to be consistent with three “aims” in the (yet to be published) SPD. These aims include “Phase 1 – Completion of the Westwood Relief Road Strategy/Improved Signage”.

As referred to in the Pavilion Property Trustees representations on MM/019, this approach is unacceptable since the Westwood Relief Road Strategy includes routes (to complete the relief road )across their land. Thus, as currently worded, Para 2.21 could be used (in association with Policy SP07) as a mechanism by the Council to reject proposals by the Pavilion Property Trustees to develop on their land (in advance of the SPD) on the grounds that they are not delivering the parts of the Westwood Relief Strategy (despite these routes now being removed from the Local Plan). As currently worded, this approach is unsound.

Suggested Alteration:

The Local Plan should clarify that where there is conflict between the Local Plan and Westwood Relief Strategy, the Local Plan should take precedence over the Westwood Relief Strategy (since the latter does not form part of the adopted Development Plan).

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