The proposed development will include: A foodstore (Use Class A1) – up to 1,7502sq.m A brewery (Use Class B2) with ancillary shop, bar and restaurant – up to 2,200sq.m A hotel (Use Class C1) – up to 120 bedrooms Small scale commercial units (Use Classes B1a/A1/A2) – up to 350sq.m total Up to 225 residential units comprising flats of mixed sizes (majority 1-2 beds with some 3 bed units). Dwellings to comprise a mix of Private Rented Sector (PRS), and market housing. Two electrical sub-stations Associated parking, landscaping and access works
This is an application asking the council whether or not any future planning application needs to include an Environmental Impact Assessment when/if it is submitted or the scope of any future assessment. It is not a planning application and the planning merits of the proposal will not be considered.
The decision of the council is limited by the requirements of the EIA Regulations. The parish council and local residents are not consulted on EIA applications but will be if a planning application is made in the future.
More information is available on the EIA page on the Ashford Borough Council web site.
Decided: EIA not required