Draft Thanet Local Plan to 2031 - Preferred Options Consultation

A) Thanet Preferred Option Draft Local Plan

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Development Management Policies

Economy

Retention of existing employment sites

7.1 The Council considers that it is essential to retain employment premises in order to conserve stock for future use. Sites have been assessed for their compatibility with the plan's employment land strategy. The sites listed below contribute positively and are retained and protected for employment purposes accordingly:

Policy E01 - Retention of existing employment sites

The following sites will be retained for employment uses falling within Use Classes B1 and B8 in locations close to residential areas, with additional B2 in appropriate locations away from residential development:

  1. All sites specifically identified under Policy SP03; and
  2. Existing business sites and premises identified set out below:

Cromptons site, Poorhole Lane, Broadstairs

Pysons Road Industrial Estate, Broadstairs

Thanet Reach Business Park (part), Broadstairs

Dane Valley Industrial Estate St.Peters, Broadstairs*

Northdown Industrial Estate St.Peters, Broadstairs

Manston Business Park (part), Manston

Manston Green, Manston

Manston Road Depot, Margate

Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate*

Fullers Yard, Victoria Road, Margate

Laundry Road Industrial Estate Minster

Eurokent Business Park (part), Ramsgate*

Leigh Road Industrial Estate, Ramsgate

St. Lawrence Industrial Estate, Ramsgate

Princes Road Depot/Pioneer Business Park, Ramsgate

Whitehall Road Industrial Estate, Ramsgate

Hedgend Industrial Estate, Thanet Way, St.Nicholas-at-Wade

Tivoli Industrial Estate, Margate

Manston Road Industrial Estate (part), Ramsgate

* these are flexible employment sites, where wider employment generating uses will be allowed in addition to B1, B2 and B8 uses. Development must be compatible with neighbouring uses. Proposals for main town centre uses should also comply with Policy E05 - the sequential test.

7.2 Flexible uses include leisure, tourism and other town centre uses which, due to scale and format cannot be accommodated within town centres. They also include uses known as sui generis which do not fall into a category in the Use Classes Order. These include uses such as car showrooms and crèches.

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