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Local Plan Consultation

Westgate-on-Sea Town Council Local Plan Consultation

The Local Plan sets out policies and proposals that will be used to guide decisions and investment on development and regeneration. It will help make sure that the district is developed in the right way.

The plan sets out how and where homes, jobs, community facilities, shops and infrastructure will be delivered and the type of places and environments we want to create. It also identifies land to be protected from development, such as open space.

The new Local Plan will cover the district right up to 2031.

The Local Plan needs to be based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of Thanet. The evidence we have collected, and will continue to collect includes specific studies and a variety of statistical and other information.

You can give your views on Thanet District Council's draft Local Plan on their website. 

The consultation dates will be available in due course and the Town Council is encouraging residents to feedback their comments on the housing development planned for Westgate in the new plan.  A link to the previous draft submission that the Town Council submitted in March 2017 is found below.  If you have any comments or feedback please contact the Town Clerk.




The Town Council endorsed the WWRA representation in 2015 and also wrote a representation in 2017 and 2018 to subsequent local plan consultations. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering group of the Town Council also wrote a separate representation in the October 2018 consultation. The Town Council was against the building of 1000 houses on top quality agricultural land adjacent to Westgate in 2015 and now is very disappointed to learn that the allocation had been doubled to 2000. We would like to allocation to be reduced but will also work hard to ensure that any housing built is of good quality, in keeping with the area and social housing goes to local residents first. To read the representations please click on the links below:

First Representation to the 2015 Draft Local Plan File Uploaded: 8 January 2019 730.2 KB Response from Westgate-on-Sea Town Council sent 17th March 2017 File Uploaded: 17 March 2017 829.3 KB Local Plan Representations 2018 by Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group File Uploaded: 8 January 2019 359.1 KB Local Plan Representations 2018 by Westgate on Sea Town Council File Uploaded: 8 January 2019 123.3 KB Gillings Millwood Response to Draft Local Plan File Uploaded: 22 January 2019 0 Bytes New Build Survery.pdf File Uploaded: 7 November 2019 24.7 KB

Draft Thanet Local Plan Main Modifications Consultation - 11th December 2019 - 27th January 2020
Thanet District Council is consulting on Main Modifications, proposed by the Planning Inspectors, to the Thanet Local Plan that was submitted for Examination in October 2018.

Following the Examination Hearing sessions, a number of changes are proposed by the Inspectors to the previous Pre-Submission Publication (Regulation 19) version of the Local Plan (published in August 2018) in order to make the Plan sound. Formal representations on the proposed Main Modifications are invited from the public and interested parties.

This consultation relates only to the Main Modifications. The consultation is not an opportunity to repeat or raise further representations about other parts of the Local Plan or to seek wider changes. All previous comments have already been considered by the Inspectors.

All representations received will be sent to the Examination Inspectors for consideration, before the examination report and the schedule of recommended Main Modifications are finalised.

Please see the Statement of Representations Procedure for details of how to submit your comments. Representations must be received by 5pm on 27th January 2020