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 176
Respondent Joshua Mellor - Barton Willmore LLP [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Jan 2020

Whilst we recognise the importance of affordable housing delivery, as set out in our Matter 9 Hearing Statement the Plan viability work is underpinned by testing of 30% affordable housing delivery. We therefore welcome the modification to Policy SP20 removing reference to "at least" 30% affordable housing being delivered.

As modified the Policy supports the justified target of 30% affordable housing, which is only to be reduced where demonstrated to be unviable. We consider Policy SP20 as amended is "sound".