NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Neighbourhood Plan sub-committee is now in the process of drafting the final Regulation 14 draft Neighbourhood Development Plan, it is expected that this work will be completed before the summer of 2018.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It can contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It can also deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area. Thanet District Council designated the area for Broadstairs and St. Peter's Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) as all of the Parish of Broadstairs and St. Peter's in 2015.
The NDP is being produced by the Neighbourhood Plan Sub-committee, this is a committee that is formed of Town Councillors and members of the community (both types of member have equal voting rights). Meetings are held in public, so any resident of Broadstairs and St. Peter's is welcome to attend as an observer. If a member of the community can make a positive contribution and is able to commit to come to most meetings, or for a period of time while a topic that is of special interest is discussed, he or she can be put forward to join the group as a community member. If you would like to get involved in another way, please contact the Town Clerk to discuss what opportunities are available at the time.
Since the designation of the Neighbourhood Area, which formed the first Stage of plan development, two further stages of consultation have been undertaken, a Stage 2 consultation which comprised of a Housing Needs Survey and a Stage 3 Issues and Options Report. There is also on going work to produce evidence and background documentation to support the final NDP. The survey results and additional background documents can be found below.
1. 2011 Census Data for the Parish of Broadstairs & St. Peter's
Office for National Statistics Census Data.
2. Stage 1- Survey Establishing the boundary and key themes
A resident questionnaire was undertaken in late 2014 and early 2015, which was used to gauge the views of the residents of the town and ideas for the town moving forward.
3. Stage 2- Housing Needs Survey
Work was undertaken in the latter part of 2015 and early 2016 to ascertain any housing need or requirement the town might have, and whether this could be addressed in the Neighbourhood Development Plan
4. Stage 3a- Issues and Options Survey
5. Stage 3a- Issues and Options Survey Results
An 8 week consultation was held on the Neighbourhood Development Plan Issues and Options Report between the 28th July and 22nd September 2017 to set out the issues and options for what could be included in the final NDP.
6. Stage 3b- Short survey for 'hard-to-reach' groups
A short 'snap' survey was undertaken at the same time as the Issues and Options Survey to establish if the earlier consultation data was still relevant and to gain comments and opinions from hard-to-reach groups.
7. Design Statement 2nd Edition 2018 -available summer 2018
The existing 2011 Design Statement will be updated and used to support the plan in 2018.
8. Significant Routes and Views 2017 -available summer 2018
A background document setting out all of the key views and routes in the Broadstairs & St. Peter's area.
9. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment:
SEA and HRA Screening Determination
SEA and HRA Screening Report August 2017
Thanet District Council undertook a screening assessment on the Neighbourhood Plan Issues and Options Report during the summer of 2017. Following responses from Natural England, the Environment Agency and Historic England, it was concluded in November 2017 that the final Neighbourhood Development Plan is unlikely to have significant environmental effects and therefore a full Strategic Environmental Assessment is not needed. It also concluded that the plan will not have an adverse effect on the integrity of internationally designated sites and therefore a Habitats Regulation will not be needed.
10. Town Council Planning Committee- reasons for planning application refusal- available soon
A background document setting out the main reasons for Planning Application refusal since May 2016
11. Housing Data- available soon
A background document setting out background planning information from Thanet District Council for the Broadstairs & St. Peter's area, includes housing completions and key housing and economic statistics.
12. Consultation Statement
A consultation statement that sets out all of the consultation that has been undertaken to date, it is continually updated as new consultation work is undertaken.
13. Sustainability Appraisal- available summer 2018
A document setting out the policy options and choices that have informed the final Neighbourhood Development Plan. this document will be published at the same time as the final Regulation 14 draft Neighbourhood Development Plan