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Thanet District Council has recently adopted its new Local Plan which establishes housing and employment growth requirements for the period up to 2031.

When a council prepares a new Local Plan, it is required to identify sites for new housing and employment use. These are usually referred to as 'allocations’. 

A ‘site allocation’ means that the site is allocated for a particular type of use, such as housing, employment, or leisure, within a development plan. Allocated sites serve to provide guidelines for planning decisions, helping to diversify use of land, and promote development.

The Humber's Mill site has been identified as suitable for housing under Policy SP18 in the Thanet District Local Plan.

More about the planning policy for the site

Thanet District Council requires any proposals for Humber’s Mill to include the following:
  • an average of 40 homes per hectare (net)
  • at least 11 hectares of open space
  • a new two-form entry primary school
  • a range of community facilities, including small scale convenience retail provision to serve the day-to-day needs of the residents
  • links to public transport, including bus and rail services
  • highway improvements including the widening of Nash Road and links to Nash Road and Manston Road, to local distributor standard between the southern extent of the site and Star Lane
For full details about the site requirements at Humber’s Mill, and the wider local plan, please download Thanet District Local Plan.

More about the site location

Humber’s Mill is located on a 67.07-hectare site almost immediately north-west of Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, on the southern fringe of Margate in Thanet district of Kent.

The site is bound to the:
  • east by new homes (currently under construction), Nash Road, Nash Court Farm (grade II listed) and the Westwood Industrial Estate beyond
  • West by Manston Road, Flete Road, allotment gardens, Margate Refuse and Recycling Centre, Margate Road Depot a Cemex concrete plant, St John’s Cemetery and open agricultural land beyond
  • north by a disused railway line, newly constructed homes and established residential neighbourhoods
  • south by Manston Court Road, newly constructed areas of housing (south-east), some agricultural fields adjacent to the settlement of Lydden (south-west) and Westwood Cross Shopping Centre (south-east)
Here is a map of the site: