Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/044 MM/044 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 150
Respondent Nicole Burnett - Gladman [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Jan 2020
Comment

This Modification relates to Policy SP20 – affordable housing and in part, has resulted in the removal of explicit affordable housing tenure splits that would have been expected to be provided on site. In its place the MM states affordable housing should be provided in the proportions set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (or successive documents). Whilst the added flexibility is welcomed, Gladman considers the policy should go one step further to state, unless other justified affordable housing shall be provided in proportions set out in SHMA.


2.7.2 There may be genuine conditions on site that may prevent affordable housing being provided strictly in accordance with the splits set out in the SHMA and this amendment would allow
such conditions to be captured and assessed as part of the planning application process.

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