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Neighbourhood Plan

The online survey is now live for the consultation for the Westgate Draft Neighbourhood Plan and this is the link you will require:- Westgate-on-Sea Neighbourhood Plan Survey (

The Town Council is now progressing the Westgate Neighbourhood Plan to the Regulation 14 Consultation as per The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 which we are launching on Friday 24th September 2021.  There will be an 8-week period for consultation until 5pm on 19th November 2021 and we are pleased to be working with Goldstone Town Planning and Breakthrough Communications who have provided a digital formal survey and virtual consultation events.  The Town Council will host two face to face consultation events, one at the Westgate on Sea Community Centre on Lymington Road on Sunday 26th September 2021 and the second at the Christ Church URC on Westgate Bay Avenue on Wednesday 29th September 2021.  Details of the consultation and survey including dates and times are available on our website as a New item, posted on our Facebook page and we will deliver a leaflet to households as well to mark the consultation launch.  There are printed copies of the survey available for residents who are not able to access the online version, these can be collected from our office at 78 St Mildreds Road or we can assist you at the office to complete online.

There are printed copies of the draft Westgate Neighbourhood Plan about the town and a few copies available at the Town Council office if anyone wants to visit to read the document.  We are open Monday to Thursday from 10am until 12.30pm.  If these times are not convenient please do contact us to arrange an appointment outside these hours.

We urge you to get involved and comment on the draft document, it is our town and very important that everyone has an opportunity to input and feedback on the proposed draft NP.  If you have any queries please contact me, Gill Gray the Town Clerk by email [email protected] or phone the office on 01843 836182.

Westgate-on-Sea Town Council has embarked on preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the town.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a set of planning policies created from residents feedback on how they want to see their town or parish developed.  Once the Plan has been put together residents will be asked to vote as to whether they agree or not in a local referendum.  If the Plan is agreed then the Local Planning Authority, in this case Thanet District Council, will consider Westgate's Plan alongside the Local Plan when making planning decisions.


The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has collected the views of residents, businesses and visitors to the town through a survey.  The results of the survey have been analysed and fed into the process.


The Story So Far.......

The Town Council held a public meeting in the Pavilion on Saturday 4th March 2017 where residents shared their views on future development for Westgate.  Lots of people registered their interest in finding out more about the Neighbourhood Plan.  If you would like to be added to the distribution list for more information please do so by completing the contact form.  Click on 'Contact' above, enter your details and we will add you to our list of email updates.

Below are the links to the presentations from the day.  See our news page for a report on the event.

There was a meeting on Wednesday 21st June 2019 in the Christ Church Hall. This meeting was a workshop to begin work on the different areas that need to be covered by the plan.  We are pleased that residents came along and took part in this workshop.

The pre-submission consultation and publicity process will commence soon - please watch this space.

Neighbourhood Plan Full Version

Please see the full version of Neighbourhood Plan video. The Consultation Period for the Thanet District Local Plan ended on Thursday 4th October 2018 - comments were made online at and completed comments forms were emailed to [email protected]