Members of Thanet Council's Planning Committee are to visit the proposed site of 1,000 new homes at Westwood.
They were informed this week, of the early progress of a planning application that has been submitted for a 30 hectare site, along with supporting documents, which look at transport, environmental and design issues. As well as proposing 1,000 new homes, the application also includes plans for community facilities and a new link road, along with improvements to the existing road network.
Members were given details of the responses so far from both members of the public and organisations to the application, which include concerns about the road network, pollution, parking and whether the homes are needed.
Cllr. John Kirby, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:
"Over the last year or so, when we've had major planning applications like this come in, we've taken the opportunity to update Members of our Planning Committee at the earliest opportunity. This ensures that they are fully aware of exactly what is being proposed and what stage the Planning department is up to with the application. Having site visits before the Committee formally considers the applications also allows members to fully appreciate any comments that may be made by members of the public or Ward Councillors during the public speaking at the meeting."
It is envisaged that the application will be formally considered by the Planning Committee in August.