Amended Manston Green phase 2 development plan being considered by Thanet council

Manston Green phase 2 Image STEN Architecture/Redrow

Amended ‘reserved matters’ plans have been submitted for phase 2 of the 785 home Manston Green development.

The three-phase plan on agricultural land off Haine Road also includes a primary school, retail, community hall, and public open space.

An outline application for the development of the homes, primary school, retail, community hall and road works was agreed in 2016.

Permission was granted for 220 homes in phase one in October 2019.  Phase 2 is for 227 homes and phase 3 is for 324 homes.

The housebuilder was originally proposed to be Barrett Homes but the site is now being developed by Redrow Homes after it bought plots from Cogent Land LLP, which secured the outline consent.

Phase 2 is divided in two by the Manston Road running through the middle of the site. It is boarded to the east by  Haine Road, to the north by the Haine Industrial Park, to the east by Phase 1 and other proposed developments and to the south by Ozengell Grange.

Phase 2 site Image Redrow

The plan remains much the same as before with some amendments to the housing mix with a  rebalancing of the affordable homes provided  and the replacement of a number of flats with family homes.

The breakdown of phase 2 is 11 x 1 bedroom homes. 98 x 2 bedroom homes. 72 x 3 bedroom homes; 40 x 4 bedroom homes; and 6 x 5 bedroom homes.

Included in this are 46 affordable homes consisting of: 5 x 1 bedroom homes. 36 x 2 bedroom homes. 22 x 3 bedroom homes; and 6 x 4 bedroom homes.

The scheme also includes improvements to  the A256 Haine Road and reduced impact of it on the Listed Buildings at Ozengell Grange. Residential development has been placed outside of areas sensitive to aircraft noise in response to proposed development of Manston Airport. There will be public green spaces and two play areas.

Image STEN Architecture/Redrow

Phase 3 reserved matters submission was submitted on 18 August 2021 and is awaiting a decision.

Planning documents state: “The social role includes the provision of 227 homes, including the provision of 30% affordable across the whole of Phase 2, which assist with social mobility and ensure housing to meet the needs of the community is provided.

“There would also mean there is an economic benefit during the construction phase in relation to jobs, the sale of construction materials and use of local labour. Environmentally, landscaping on site has enhanced through around a series of multifunctional open spaces, connected by a network of attractive green streets.”

Manston Green

The Manston Green plan, which was first discussed with Thanet council in 2008, also includes works to create a junction off Manston Road, a Toucan crossing, and a new roundabout at the junction of Manston Road and Haine Road. The A256 Haine Road will be diverted and downgraded with an access road connecting it to Manston Road. There is also a loop road within Phase 1 which connects the access road to the proposed new primary school.

The wider road will eventually allow bus access through the site and to the school. A footpath/cycleway also follows the access and loop roads with a second footpath/cycleway into the site in the north-east corner and the existing bridleway from Ozengell Grange to Manston village will be extended into the centre of the site.

The Kentish Projects site

Other developments in the Haine Road area include a Kentish Projects development for 23 houses,15 flats and parking on land off Stirling Way, and the 500 property Spitfire Green development from Barratt Homes.

Spitfire Green

The first phase of 178 one to four-bed properties with 53 ‘affordable’ homes has already been launched.

Permission for phase one was granted by Thanet council in April along with the go-ahead for an outline application for a further for 322 homes.

Spitfire Green Phase 1 is land to the west on New Haine Road, Phase 2 land east of New Haine Road and the Phase 3 land to the west on New Haine Road. This is also an agricultural site.

View Redrow’s amended Phase 2 plan on Thanet council’s planning portal under reference R/TH/21/1082 (phase 2) and R/TH/21/1109 (phase 3).


  1. Outline application for the development of the homes, primary school, retail, community hall and road works was agreed upon in 2016. However, primary care didn’t appear to come into the equation back then. Now we shall have an exasperated NHS in 2023 – as if we haven’t already of course.

    • Yes – but we still have the problem that we are welcoming thousands of migrants to our shores – but we are not building houses for them quickly enough or in sufficient numbers, even on agricultural land . . .

  2. The new road HAS to be laid at the same time as the 2nd phase is built. The caveat included in the permission says “if the road is not completed at the same time NO dwellings can be sold. We were told by Iain Livingstone that the “Community Hall” may never be built. I was vice chair of planning 2015-2019

  3. Wimpy estate was built with the agreement and conditions of “open green spaces”
    Now the want to build on the “Open green spacers “.

  4. Development by Millwood Designer homes on the green space at Cliffsend will take place I am sure at a later date.
    There is also supposed to be a school on the new estate that runs from Haine Road to Shottendane Road.
    Will these ever see the light of day. ?
    Neither of these two large sites Haine Shottendane, Haine Spitfire Way make mention of a surgery I believe.

  5. Air polution from any development of a freight hub at Manston will make use of gardens and open spaces unusable.

    • Hopefully the airport will open pretty soon , I think you are Jenny Dawes in drag , a typical Ramsgate town councilor

    • Idiot – how about the hundreds of new cars on estates and their impact. You are prime example of local politicians, mouth open but brain not engaged. God help us.

    • That’s a ridiculously unrealistic and false statement. There’s a garden centre near the airport that grows the best plants in Thanet and has never suffered one iota from aircraft pollution. Stop scaremongering – again! FedupB is right. Cars give out much more pollution than aircraft.

      • As a matter of fact, they don’t.
        When you compare passenger kilometres, aircraft are far more polluting than cars.
        A plane produces more than 5 times as much CO2 per passenger kilometre than a car.

  6. So hundreds of car won’t pollute the air then Cllr Green? Also where are the GP surgery’s & Dentists in the plans.

  7. Once all these developments are constructed this are will be total grid lock . A corridor of housing estates. I’ve been in the building game since 1976 every developer I have known has never kept there promises. What ever promises are made to get permission are long forgotten at the end .Open spaces means loss of profit.

    • No,but neither are you.Are we not being a touch misogynistic.
      It was supposed to be not car dependent but it will be the same old crap design and build from Redrow.
      You want to know what the likes of Redrow think of Thanet look at the houses.
      The planning department don’t care because none of them will live in the mess that they have created.

  8. There are thousands of homes being built at Westwood, surely it they should change the ward boundaries and create a new ward of Westwood. So far the developments ‘play areas’ are a few bits of wood and a couple of stones on the ground, the trees are all dead and the latest addition which is a huge care home looks like an extension of the QEQM building, taking the feel of the place back to about 1992. People who are moving to the developments are unable to sign up to GP surgeries and struggle to find places in schools for their children, dentist? No hope. Houses upon houses being built and no infrastructure to cope, no medical provision and no recreation spaces for children. What a mess. I should know, I live there.

    • SpangledBlag – Perhaps a bit of research before moving to this location/Thanet would have been a help regarding school places, Doctors etc?

  9. At the Barrett site . Next time you pass take a look at how close the houses are being beuilt. From the main rd. My god they must of paid a premium on that site to squeeze as many on the plot. Who in there right mind would buy a house probably 400k right on that main rd

    • C02 is not going to cause much in the way of health issues to local residents, unless it’s in truly massive amounts. Yet another of your deviations to prove a point. And before you start on the climate change issue, the amout of C02 thanet could ever imaginably produce will never have the slightest difference in respect ofclimate change.

  10. So what if they build a primary school are they going to fit it out and pay for the teachers, just more lip service from these developers, I presume they tell TDC that they will need to drop the social housing percentage as their profits will be affected. Has the existing infrastructure been taking into account ie: sewage, the outdated pipework cannot cope now but developers are allowed to connect these developments to this system.

  11. They have closed the road this past week with no signs coming from the birchington side until you actually get to the barriers! Lots of people have driven down there and had to turn back. There were no signs earning of the road closure either and I have no idea how long it closed for. It’s just going to get worse!

  12. I think that turning all our farm land into more housing and roads is an absoluted is an absolute disgrace at a time when we should be using the land to grow food instead of relying on aeroplanes to fly our food in.. I also think we need the airport to fly goods
    Out to boozt the economy.

  13. This is so depressing – officers at TDC seem to be up to mischief, still working from home and probably do not want this ‘called in’ as they’ll have to show their face in the office.
    Homer has gone but there is still plenty of rot.

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