A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may 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.
In June 2015, Thanet District Council designated the area for Broadstairs and St. Peter's Neighbourhood Plan as all of the Parish of Broadstairs and St. Peter's.
Set out below is our progress as at December 2017
Stage 1: Getting Started: COMPLETED
Thanet District Council's cabinet designated the area for the Broadstairs and St Peter's Neighbourhood Plan in June 2015.
Stage 2: Evidence Base: ALMOST COMPLETE
Questionnaire: A resident questionnaire was undertaken in early 2015, which was used to gauge the views of the residents of the town and ideas for the town moving forward. Housing Need Surveys: 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 Local Plan. Significant Route and Views: As part of the preparation for a draft plan, significant routes throughout the town were walked and identified in August and early September 2016. This piece of work is currently in the process of being drafted into a background document ready to support our Neighbourhood Plan. Design Statement:
Design Statement (2011):
The existing Design Statement 2011 is currently being reviewed and a 2nd edition will be published for consultation alongside the Neighbourhood Development Plan in the spring of 2018.
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment:
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.
SEA and HRA Screening Determination
SEA and HRA Screening Report August 2017
Stage 3: Plan Drafting: Consultation on the Neighbourhood Development Plan Issues and Options Report 28th July - 22nd September 2017- COMPLETE
An 8 week consultation was held on the Neighbourhood Development Plan Issues and Options Report between the 28th July and 22nd September 2017. The Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee are currently in the process of analysing the comments received. A report will be published here in early 2018.
Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee
Meetings are held in public, so any Broadstairs and St. Peter's person 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 (the group is made up of Councillors and community members, and both types of member have equal voting rights).
If you would like to get involved in another way, please contact the Town Clerk to discuss what opportunities are available at the time.