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 Broadstairs & St. Peter's Neighbourhood Development Plan is now at pre-submission Regulation 14 stage and a formal public consultation was held between the 30th July 2018 and the 17th September 2018, 12:30pm.
What will happen following the Regulation 14 Consultation?
Now that the consultation has closed, the Neighbourhood Plan sub-committee will review all comments received. Then the Regulation 14 Plan will be reviewed and amended if necessary. It will then be submitted to Thanet District Council with all the supporting documentation, including a Basic Conditions Statement and consultation statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations have informed the plan.
Thanet District Council will then re-consult, before the plan is subjected to an examination by an Independent Examiner. Once any further amendments have been made the plan will be subject to a local Referendum and then “made” by Thanet District Council and used to determine planning applications in Broadstairs and St. Peter’s Town Council.
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. 2011 Design Statement
8. Significant Routes and Views
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. Local Green Spaces in Broadstairs & St. Peter's
A background document setting out the methodology and results for assessing which local green spaces should be allocated in the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
11. Housing Data
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. Town Council Planning Committee- reasons for planning application refusal
A background document setting out the main reasons for Planning Application refusal since May 2016 made by the Town Council Planning Committee
14. An Economic Plan For Broadstairs 2016
15. Policy Sustainability Statement- available at Regulation 16 stage
A document setting out the policy options and choices that have informed the final Neighbourhood Development Plan.