Friday, 8 May 2009

Cliftonville Development Plan

Thanet district Council press release

A new planning policy for Cliftonville West has taken a step forward, after Cabinet Members agreed the document.

The Cliftonville Development Plan document looks at the Cliftonville West Renewal Area. It proposes policies to tackle issues raised during public consultations over the planning policy restricting one bedroom flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation in the area.

The document has been developed following extensive consultation with local people over the last two and a half years, which included a walking tour of the area by council officers, which was led by residents.

A number of policies are covered in the development plan, which include:
Restrictions on one bedroom flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation, a policy which was first adopted in 2006.
Retaining existing family housing in the area and requiring the provision of family homes in new developments.
Support for proposals to upgrade existing tourist accommodation or the provision of new tourist accommodation.

Strategic Planning Manager, Colin Fitt, said: “Much of the development of this plan has come from local residents in Cliftonville West and we hope that we’ve been able to incorporate policies into the document that we know are of concern to them. During the consultation process, we’ve worked closely with people in the area and they’ve been really helpful with suggesting changes. It’s been a really positive process, which should result in a planning document that can help tackle the issues that matter to them.”

The Cliftonville Development Plan will now go to Council on Thursday 21 May for decision.

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