Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/034 MM/034 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 265
Respondent Gary Fowler [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Jan 2020
Comment

I have a major objection to the 1,600 houses proposed the grade 1 agricultural land located to the southwest of Birchington.
Firstly there are three scheduled monuments in close proximity to the land proposed for this housing which would result in catastrophic damage to the archeology in the vicinity and make any context or future investigation practically impossible if the surrounding fields are build on.

The three scheduled monument links are listed below
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1004207
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005489
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005137

There is also evidence of crop marking indicating important archeological sites of interest over all of rhe fields proposed for the location of this housing, it would be a major concern for these sites which could help in the context of the historic monuments was built over as ir would be lost forever and thanet in one of the most important sites for neolothic and roman remains in the country on this basis it should be removed from the local plan.
The link to the ariel photos of possible archeological sites of interest flagged by Cambridge University Ariel photography unit is below and it plainly shows the fields proposed for the local plan are rich in ancient archeology https://www.cambridgeairphotos.com/map/?lat=51.374664&lon=1.291878&zoom=14&id=aaw97

This should be noted with the upmost importance

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