Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/040 MM/040 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 257
Respondent Barbara Cooper - Kent County C… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Jan 2020
Comment

Paragraph 3, Point 3 - The revised text now refers to new roundabout junctions on Shottendane Road, Manston Road and Hartsdown Road. However, this should be altered to enable flexibility over the form of the junction on Hartsdown Road. The County Council therefore recommends that this policy is altered to require new roundabout junctions on Shottendane Road, Manston Road and an ‘appropriate form of junction at Hartsdown Road’.

The Transport Assessment should encourage a modal transport shift towards walking and cycling. High quality, traffic-free walking and cycling routes integrate effectively with the wider transport network. These links should provide realistic travel alternatives to short distance car journeys, offering direct and convenient access. Increasing active travel participation would help to reduce vehicle congestion on roads, address issues of air quality and improve public health and well-being. The PRoW Network can support public transport and the wider highway network, by providing opportunities for recreation and commuting, especially short distance journeys.

The County Council strongly recommends that this policy includes a requirement for archaeological assessment to be included in the masterplan requirements. The County Council recommends the inclusion of the following: 6) pre-design archaeological assessment and evaluation and provision, if necessary, for the preservation of significant archaeological remains

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