Friday, 18 December 2009


Thanet residents now have until Monday 18 January to submit their views on the draft Core Strategy, giving those who haven’t had a chance to give their opinions extra time to do so.

This extension of this consultation, which began on 13 October, has been granted following the suggestion from a number of consultees and recognises the importance of this major new planning document that sets out how Thanet will change and develop until the year 2026.

To have your say you can pick up a full copy of the Core Strategy, or a summary version, from Thanet’s Gateway Plus and at libraries across the area. It can also be viewed online at
Comments can be made on the document by registering online at
All comments must be made in writing and will be open to public inspection so they cannot be treated as confidential.

The Core Strategy sets out a vision, which is for people to recognise Thanet as a desirable place to live and work, and that the whole community is more settled, healthier, better educated, fulfilled, confident, and able to access a full range and quality of services, homes, jobs and training. The document sets out a number of targets for the area which cover housing, economy and employment, Westwood and the coastal towns.

The document also sets out the importance of good design, sustainable development and protecting the green wedges between the towns and the coast and countryside.

Leader of the Council, Cllr. Sandy Ezekiel, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has already taken the time to get involved in this consultation. The Core Strategy is a vital document for Thanet and I’m grateful for the many valuable comments and suggestions that local people have provided so far. I’m really pleased that we have been able to extend this consultation to ensure that even more people can contribute. A great deal of work has already gone into developing the draft version of the Core Strategy and it’s very much the result of feedback that we’ve had from local people and organisations. I now hope that even more people will take this opportunity to read through the document and give us their views on what it says.”

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