Ashford Borough Council (ABC) has submitted a planning application for the construction of 17 affordable rented apartments on the Noakes Meadow public open space.
The application follows a consultation that we reported in February
The proposals have changed in that the number and mix of properties has changed
- from 14 x 1 bedroom and 7 x 2 bedroom, totalling 21
- to 6 x 1 bedroom, 7 x 2 bedroom and 4 x 3 bedroom, totalling 17
The total potential occupancy has increased from 56 to 60 people.
The position of the block has been adjusted so that the access road now runs between the rear of St. Simon’s Church and the block.
We will publish more details when we have had the opportunity to study the application, but the application addresses all issues arising from past use of the land. The major remaining issue appears to be whether it is acceptable for ABC to use this rare opportunity to build truly affordable housing even though it will result in some loss of open space.
The ABC Planning Case reference is 18/01508/AS
We have as with all planning applications we are notified of for South Ashford posted basic details under