Proposed Revisions to Draft Local Plan (Preferred Options)

Document Section 1. Preferred Options Revisions Section 3 - Revised Policy SP11 - Housing Provision Revised Policy SP11 - Housing Provision [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 961
Respondent Janet Banks [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 23 Mar 2017
Response Type OBJECT
What is the nature of this representation?
  • Object
Comment
  • These sites are on prime very productive agricultural land, in the Interest of national and local food security. This land should not be being built on.
  • Thanet farmers are experienced & highly skilled. They contribute to the islands economy and provide jobs. Its putting skilled farmers out of work, or reducing their income.
  • Thanet is well placed for agriculture, being within easy reach of London markets, as well as providing food for local needs.
  • Generally, people do not believe Thanet needs over 17,000 new homes to satisfy local needs, suspecting they are actually for London overspill.
  • Can TDC confirm that local people will get preference when new houses come up for sale?
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