Decision details

Draft Thanet Local Plan - Publication stage

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report sets out the next stages for the draft Local Plan; specifically to seek Members’ agreement to Publish the pre-Submission draft version of the Local Plan for comment, and subsequently to submit the draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination.


Cabinet agreed:


1.  The draft Local Plan with the changes proposed in the Cabinet report, and the Sustainability Appraisal, for Publication for a period of 6 weeks following Council in January 2018, to allow comments to be made;


2.  To publish the Thanet Landscape Character Assessment for comment, with the intention of adopting it as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD);


3.  To recommend to Council that, following the Publication period, the draft Local Plan be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination; and


4.  The amendments to the Local Development Scheme (the formal Local Plan work programme) to reflect the expected timetable.

Reasons for the decision:

As set out in report.

Alternative options considered:

To publish the draft Local Plan, but in an amended form – rejected for the reasons set out in the report.


Not to publish the amended draft Local Plan – rejected for the reasons set out in the report.

Report author: Adrian Verrall

Publication date: 26/10/2017

Date of decision: 25/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 25/10/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/11/2017

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