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Greenfield Sites

“However, public support for development is conditional. Local people expressed concerns about the loss of greenfield land, traffic congestion and the impact on public services; and there was also an expressed desire that higher levels of development should deliver tangible benefits to local people in terms of affordable housing and economic benefits, and providing the opportunity for young people and …

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Schools

“…new housing accommodation should be provided alongside other social and physical infrastructure, to ensure that existing infrastructure capacity is not exceeded and made worse by new development. Integral to encouraging balanced and sustainable communities are measures to provide access to public transport, education, health and other public services, measures to prevent crime, leisure and recreation and a strong environment that …

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Shopping

50,000 m² new “comparison shopping” retail space is set aside for Canterbury and 3,250 m² for Whitstable. “Comparison shopping” includes clothing; household goods; and other purchases where people will wander about and look at alternatives before buying. It does not include food shopping (convenience shopping). There is to be no new “comparison shopping” for Herne Bay even though our population …

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We want housing AND jobs

“…Recent research conducted by IPSOS MORI (2012) found that local residents overwhelmingly wanted the council to help create new employment opportunities and support business development.” [Draft Local Plan 3.18] “…The survey [MORI 20120] also reinforced the importance of local economic growth for local people. When asked about economic issues, the majority (69%) considered there to be insufficient employment opportunities in …

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No economic strategy for jobs

In drawing up local plans, local planning authorities should:  set out a clear economic vision and strategy for their area which positively and proactively encourage sustainable economic growth;  set criteria, or identify strategic sites, for local and inward investment to match the strategy and to meet anticipated needs over the plan period;  support existing business sectors, taking account of whether …

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Flawed logic

“…the district’s Development Requirements Study (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, 2011). This provided a range of scenarios for future development in the area. It found that, in order to increase the labour supply and to support new job creation in the district, a significant level of new housing was required (15,600 to support the creation of 6,500 new jobs), and that …

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Tens of thousands more people

“…the main property types that the future housing market needs are those that will attract more affluent working households and families, and those that meet the needs of younger families facing deprivation and affordability problems.” [Draft Local Plan 2.64] The Council says that we need family accommodation rather than two bed flats. So, we have based our estimate on an …

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Rate of Build

#LPLV In the MORI poll in 2011, 61% of residents said they thought that no more than 510 new homes should be built in the district every year. Despite that, the Draft Local Plan aims to build at a rate of 780 new homes per year. [Draft Local Plan 1.19]

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