Proposed Modifications to the Thanet Local Plan

Document Section Main Modifications Chapter 3 - Housing strategy MM/028 MM/028 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 336
Respondent Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Huw James - ECE Planning
Response Date 27 Jan 2020

We are writing to you on behalf of the site promoter Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) in support of the emerging designated housing site ‘Part of Allotment Gardens, Manston Road’ in response to the Council’s consultation on the Main Modifications to the Thanet District Council Draft Local Plan to 2031. We have reviewed the Main Modifications and offer the following comments on behalf of the site promoter.

Housing Delivery

We also support Main Modification MM/028, which provides further clarity to Paragraph 3.12 in the Emerging Local Plan by adding the wording “principal housing growth has been directed towards the urban area”.

Bellway Homes Ltd (Kent) will continue to work with the Council to bring the site forward for development within the next 5 years. However, in the meantime, we respectfully request that Policy 11 be amended omitting the reference to a 80 unit capacity for the ‘Part of Allotment Gardens, Manston Road’ site and replacing it with 109 unit capacity. This is therefore considered to support the Council’s development strategy to accommodate further housing the urban areas of the district.