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Meet the Humber’s Mill project team in person on 23 March

Local residents are being invited to help shape proposals for, and give feedback about, Humber’s Mill at an event taking place on 23 March at Margate FC, from 2-8pm.

Local residents are being invited to help shape proposals for, and give feedback about, Humber's Mill - a proposed sustainable new neighbourhood near Margate.

Around 1,500 homes, a two-form entry primary school, cafes, and small shops, and 22 hectares of green space could all form part of Humber's Mill which would be located on a 67-hectare site to the west of Nash Road, and close to Westwood Cross Shopping Centre.

The site was selected for housing within Thanet District Council's recently adopted Local Plan, which sets out the borough's development plans up to 2031.

Those with an interest in Humber's Mill are being invited to a project exhibition to learn more about the proposals, give feedback and meet the project team, which is led by developer Axis Land Partnerships. The event is being held on 23 March 2022, from 2pm until 8pm at Margate FC, Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate CT9 5QZ.

Jon Knight, Senior Project Manager at Axis Land Partnerships, comments: “It's important that we understand what local people would like to see in a new neighbourhood in the area. We hope that anyone with an interest in our proposals will take the opportunity to come along to this event and talk to us about their hopes and concerns. Those unable to attend will still be able to share their thoughts with us via the Humber's Mill website.

“Our aspiration is for Humber's Mill to be a place where people want to live, raise a family, meet friends, and enjoy life in a safe and healthy way. We would like the local community to help shape our plans.”

The project exhibition will feature information about the site and an illustrative masterplan which sets out a vision for Humber's Mill as a distinctive neighbourhood that helps to meet local housing need, provides sensitive connections to neighbouring areas, delivers new community facilities, and creates a range of green spaces for people to enjoy. The proposals are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are designed to be a 'blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all'.

The project team would like people to give their feedback about the masterplan, and their aspirations for the local area, ahead of submitting an outline planning application to Thanet District Council later in the year. This application will seek to establish whether the scale and nature of the proposals for the Humber's Mill site would be acceptable to the council. At this stage, it will not be a detailed proposal.

During January 2022, the project team hosted two webinars, alongside an online consultation, to ask people for their thoughts about the emerging vision for Humber's Mill. You can explore these evolving proposals on this website, and provide feedback, or you can get in touch with the project team by emailing westwood@social.co.uk.