8. Monitoring & Implementation


The assumption of this DPD is that the granting of planning permission for small one-bedroom flats/bedsits, combined with comparatively low property prices in the area, has been a significant contributory factor to a number of other detrimental effects that can be addressed to some extent by planning policy.


Although the adopted one-bedroomed flat policy (Policy CV1) has been successful in preventing further development of small one-bed flats, supporting policies are necessary to help address some of the other issues.


This DPD therefore contains specific Development Management policies to be implemented during the consideration of planning applications, as the quickest way to reduce some of the contributory factors to the current poor conditions in the area.


It is considered unlikely that any policies will become obsolete in the duration of the plan period, as the effects of the implementation of this DPD will take time to be significantly noticeable.


The current Annual Monitoring Report sets out relevant monitoring for the one-bedroom flat policy. The policies within this DPD support and advance the aims of that policy. The impact of Policy CV1 (one-bedroom flats) will be reviewed in monitoring achievement of policy objectives for the Renewal Area, and in the light of updated information on the area’s social and economic position.

Output Indicators


The following are local output indicators which are used to assess the performance of the policies in this DPD. All of the policies in this DPD are to be implemented by the Council. Responsibility for its implementation will be via the Development Management function by using the policies to help determine planning applications received in the DPD area. This will be carried out within the timescales shown and using established monitoring practice through the Councils Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) which is the responsibility of the Councils Strategic Planning Team.

Policy CV1


% of single bed and/or non self-contained accommodation permitted in the DPD area (Baseline 2005: 27%, 2006: 18%, 2007: 0%, 2008: 0%).


0% permissions within the DPD Area following introduction of policy and annually thereafter.


Planning applications for planning permission granted.


Policy CV2

Indicator 2

Net loss of family housing.


0% permissions within the DPD area following the introduction of policy and annually thereafter.


Number of planning applications granted as a departure to policy CV2.


Policy CV3

Indicator 3

Number of residential schemes including the provision of flats granted planning permission.


Maximum of 20% of all residential schemes to be monitored annually (this target will be reviewed in the light of experience).


Planning applications for planning permission granted.


Policy CV4

Indicator 4

% Planning applications for new tourist accommodation granted in accordance with Policy CV4.


100% granted permission within the DPD area following the introduction of the policy and annually thereafter.


Planning applications for planning permission granted.


Policy CV5

Indicator 5

% of planning applications granted for new residential development where cycle parking is provided in accordance with Policy CV5.


100% to be monitored annually.


Through planning applications granted.


Policy CV6

Indicator 6

Number and % of planning applications granted for the conversion/redevelopment of hotels where no notional allowance has been made for existing car parking requirements.


100% granted permission within the DPD area following the introduction of policy and annually thereafter.


Planning applications for planning permission granted.


Performance of policies against objectives will be monitored against the above indicators and targets through the Council’s Annual Monitoring Report. The targets aim to be challenging but achievable. However, because this DPD deals with very specific local issues, the Council acknowledges that there will be a need to reassess these in light of experience as to what is realistic and achievable.


In some instances targets have been calibrated at 100% or 0%. Performance below targets does not necessarily mean that objectives or policies require adjustment, and account will be taken of the circumstances of any application permitted as a departure to policy in this DPD. Performance reviews will be carried out every 3 years (following adoption of the DPD) on a “rolling” basis. Any variation in performance in meeting targets of more than 25% could trigger a review of the DPD, subject to the reasons for the variation. Such performance reviews will consider whether monitoring indicates the need to:

  • review objectives
  • review policies
  • review or recalibrate targets.



This DPD is being produced as it is considered that urgent policy intervention is necessary to address the issues of quality accommodation, useable amenity space and the other issues which cumulatively contribute to the deprivation of the area. However, this DPD is part of a number of other Council initiatives to improve the area, and there may be scope for the future production of an Area Action Plan, incorporating the original Renewal Area and extended Renewal Areas, at which point this DPD can be supplemented to ensure the Cliftonville area continues to improve to a level at which long term residents, and their families and friends, are attracted to the area to live, work and enjoy their leisure.

The Cliftonville Development Plan Document was prepared by Thanet District Council's Strategic Planning Team:

Colin Fitt B.A. (Hons) MRTPI - Strategic Planning and Conservation Manager

Steve Moore B.A.T.P. MRTPI - Principal Planner

Laura Smith B.A. (Hons) MA MRTPI - Planning Officer

Jo Wadey B.A. (Hons) PgDip MRTPI - Planning Officer

Helen Johnson B.A. (Hons) BSc(Hons) - Planning Research Officer

Telephone 01843 577591

Email local.plans@thanet.gov.uk

Brian White MA MBA - Director Economic Development and Regeneration

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