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Thanet District is experiencing a period of rapid environmental, social and economic change. The regeneration of Ramsgate and Margate, including ambitious plans for delivery of levelling up and Towns Funding, is underway.  The District Council intends to address the implications of change through a placeshaping approach in its Local Plan. The aim is to draw from the district's own characteristics and unique potential, to achieve high-quality new development.

The district’s future housing requirement is to deliver over 17,140 homes by 2031. The Local Plan also provides for new employment opportunities and protects important local employment sites, identifying a range of sites across the district for potential development - from schools and health facilities to roads and rail, including the new Thanet Parkway Station. The Local Plan also supports the development and diversification of the Port of Ramsgate.

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The vision set out in the 2020 Thanet Local Plan is for the district to further develop into an area of high quality and distinctive towns. It aspires to realise the district’s growth potential as a location for business investment, bringing associated benefits for skills, employment and infrastructure, along with a well-established year round visitor economy, with high quality accommodation and inviting public spaces. Thanet aims to capitalise on its natural assets, its coastline and beaches, heritage and culture, and to ensure these assets are protected and positively managed for the longer term.

The Design Review Panel is chaired by Chloë Phelps, CEO at Grounded Practice.

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Thanet panel members

Chloë Phelps (chair)

Scott Grady (vice chair)

Valerie Beirne
Harbinder Singh Birdi
Alberto Campagnoli
Sam Causer
Nuno Correia

Amber Fahey

Dina Green
Charles Holland
Jack Hosea
Edward Jarvis
Dushyant Karnik
Murray Kerr
Madeleine Kessler
Helen Leask
Holly Lewis
Jen Ng
Joe Todd
Suzi Winstanley

Terms of reference

Turner Contemporary © Thanet District Council

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Ramsgate Lighthouse © Thanet District Council

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