A planning application for 178 homes with open space, play area, landscaping, parking, infrastructure and earthworks and an outline application for a further for 322 homes at land off New Haine Road in Ramsgate has been granted permission.
Barratt David Wilson Homes Ltd made the application for the three phase project for the total 500 homes.
Planning documents say 10% of the homes will be accessible and adaptable and 5% constructed to adaptable wheelchair user dwellings, with up to 150 affordable dwellings.
The planning application states “A key focal point of the proposed development is the Linear Park which runs east-west through the centre of the site, connecting Haine Road in the west to New Haine Road and to Jacky Baker’s recreation ground to the east. This space includes provision for children’s play, biodiversity enhancement, tree planting and SuDS surface water storage (during high rainfall events).”
“The area of the Linear Park west of New Haine Road is to be delivered as part of the detailed element of the scheme. Alongside this, an Informal Pocket Park is proposed (and includes) areas of tree planting and other planting features, providing an area for relation for residents.”
Documents say the applicant has also been in contact with Laleham Gap SEN School, which has been fighting a 38 home plan on land off Stirling Way because of the close proximity to the school. It would appear that you won’t be ale to move in Ramsgate soon, due to the number of new houses and additioanl people living there.
This developer says construction safeguards will be in place during construction to reduce noise, traffic and other construction related impacts, as well as future engagement with the school regarding learning opportunities for its pupils during the construction stage. A new mature planting on the school site, to assist in screening views of the playing fields, will also be created.
Other developments in the area include an application for land at New Haine Road, for 186 commercial units and a café and the Stirling Way application for 23 houses and 15 flats.
There is also outline planning permission for land at Manston Court Road for up to 900 homes, shops, restaurants and cafe, pub, takeaways, a hotel) and a two form entry primary school. The councils in the area must really be raking in the government grants by allowing all these new houses to be built.
The application for the New Haine Road development was submitted in March last year and following amendments permission was granted by Thanet council on 4th April 2022.