Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of condition 19 (Part i and ii)

16/01167/CONK/AS

Start of Consultation: 1 Aug 2018

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01167/AS Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site and land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road, Ashford, Kent Full planning application for a superstore (Use Class A1) with associated parking, substation, landscaping and access work. 10 August 2016

Conditions

Sustainable construction
  1. The development (except for the substation) hereby approved shall be constructed to achieve a target Building Research Establishment BREEAM (or subsequent equivalent quality assured scheme) overall ‘Very Good’ standard comprising the following minimum credit requirements:-
    • ‘Excellent’ standard in respect of energy credits,
    • ‘Excellent’ standard in respect of water credits,
    • ‘Excellent’ standard in respect of materials credits, and
    • under criterion Ene4 (Low and Zero Carbon Technologies) (or subsequent equivalent criterion) 1 credit for a feasibility study and 2 credits for a 20% reduction in carbon emissions.

    Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the following shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority within 3 months of work commencing on a given phase:-

    • A feasibility study to establish the most appropriate local low and zero carbon (“LZC”) technologies to install and which shall be in accordance with the feasibility study requirements set out within BREEAM 2011 New Construction (or subsequent equivalent requirements), Simplified Building Energy Model (“SBEM”) calculations from a competent person stating the estimated amount of carbon emissions from energy demand with and without LZC technologies installed, and
    • Details of the measures, LZC and other technologies to be used to achieve the BREEAM standard and credit requirements specified above. Within 6 months of work commencing the following shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:
    • A BREEAM ‘Design Stage’ report and related certification produced by a registered assessor

    Thereafter, the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved report and details and the approved measures and LZC and other technologies for achieving the BREEAM standard and credit requirements specified above shall thereafter be retained in working order in perpetuity unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, within three six months of occupation of the new buildings hereby approved the applicant shall have submitted to and approved in writing, parts (i) and (ii) below by the Local Planning Authority for that building: SBEM calculations from a competent person stating

    1. the actual amount of carbon emissions from energy demand with the LZC technologies that have been installed and what the emissions would have been without them and
    2. the actual amount of residual carbon emissions, and a BREEAM ‘Post Construction Stage’ report and related certification produced by a registered assessor confirming the BREEAM standard that has been achieved and the credits awarded under Ene4.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 8, 20, 21, 23, 32, 36

16/01167/CONJ/AS

Start of Consultation: 31 Jul 2018

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01167/AS Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site and land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road, Ashford, Kent Full planning application for a superstore (Use Class A1) with associated parking, substation, landscaping and access work. 10 August 2016

Conditions

Parking/Highways
  1. Provision shall be made within the site for the disposal of surface water so as to prevent its discharge onto the highway details of which shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Environmental Health & lighting
  1. Full details of all measures to be taken to deal with any emission of dust, odours or vapours arising from the store building shall be submitted to, and approved in
    writing by, the Local Planning Authority prior to the first use of the premises. Any equipment, plant or process provided or undertaken in pursuant to such approval shall be installed prior to the first use of the premises and shall thereafter be operated and retained in compliance with the approved scheme.
  2. No external lighting shown on the submitted plans shall be installed until details have been submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of the development (except for the substation). This submission shall include a layout plan with beam orientation and a schedule of light equipment proposed (luminaire type; mounting height; aiming angles and luminaire profiles: use of time switches to switch off car park lighting between 07:00-23:00 and the approach to security lighting/task lighting between 23:00-07:00). The approved scheme shall be installed, maintained and operated in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to the variation.
  1. No Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant shall be installed within the Class A1 building permitted until full details of said plant have been submitted to, and been approved by, the Local Planning Authority in writing. Such details shall include noise levels during operation, measures to be taken to limit increases in
    nitrogen dioxide levels locally as a result of operation and details of the proposed fuel and the frequency, nature and duration of any deliveries of fuel.
    Thereafter, CHP shall only be installed and operated in accordance with such
    approvals.
Shopping trolley management
  1. Prior to the development being first opened to customers, full details of a trolley
    management system designed to prevent shopping trolleys from being taken
    outside the site shall have been installed in accordance with details previously
    submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority.
    Thereafter, the approved system shall be retained in full working order and
    operated in perpetuity.
Internal environment:
    1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Control of
      Advertisements) Regulations 2007 no advertisements shall be fixed to the
      interior of the building forming the customer entrance and exit and frontage to
      Victoria Road as shown on Drawing No. 14-128-001 P001 Rev D.
    2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Control of
      Advertisements) Regulations 2007 the type, size, lighting, location and method
      of fixing of all proposed advertisements within the following areas of the
      approved building;-

      1. the atrium space (area within 10m of the glazed shopfront) (formed by the
        internal bulkhead shown on Section FF on Drawing No. 14-128-001 P002 Rev A) and,
      2. the customer entrance and exit spaces shown on Drawing 14-128-001 P001
        Rev D shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing
        and thereafter all advertisements within these areas of the building shall only be
        displayed in accordance with such approval unless any variation has been
        agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd, Victoria Crescent, TN23 7HP – decided

Revision to (a) ground floor FFL reduced from 38.85m to 38.725m to suit existing site levels (b) height of building increased by 350mm on 3 storey element, 500mm on 4 storey element and 650mm of 5 storey element blocks as indicated on drawings 1004 and 1005 due to timber frame construction (c) – External gas riser added to south east elevation to be finished in brick slips to match building and (d) GIA of plots 5,12, 19, 24 &; 27 reduced to 49m2 to accommodate internal service risers and ensure building regulations compliance on planning permission reference 16/00986/AS for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 28 flats with car parking, access and associated landscaping

16/00986/AMND/AS

Decided: Permit

Original Application

16/00986/AS Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd, Victoria Crescent, TN23 7HP Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 28 flats with car parking, access and associated landscaping 6 July 2016

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of condition 26

14/01402/CONJ/AS

Start of Consultation: 20 Jul 2018
End of Consultation: 13 Aug 2018

Original Application

14/01402/AS

Demolition of part of the existing Design Outlet Centre and the construction of buildings and structures to provide an extension to the retail designer outlet, comprising retail and restaurants units, tourist information / visitor unit, associated facilities, and office / centre management accommodation, re-configuration of existing car park, new car parking spaces, cycle parking, plant, hard and soft, public realms improvements, landscape works, highway works and other associated works

Posted on 16 November 2014

Conditions

  1. Prior to the new southern car park being made available for use, the following lighting scheme details shall have been submitted to and, following prior consultation with the Kent Wildlife Trust, approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing;-
    1. (a) 1:50 scale elevations of lighting (and any other) columns to be installed and details of final colour finish,
    2. (b) a 1:500 scale layout plan showing the location of lighting (and any other columns), and
    3. (c) full details of levels of luminance for columnar lighting and measures and specifications employed to limit light spillage and minimise impact on bats within the locality together with confirmation from a suitably qualified ecologist as to why the combination of the approaches to matters (a), (b) and (c) is considered to be appropriate. Thereafter, the approved details shall be implemented prior to the new southern car park being open and available for use and retained for so long as the southern car park is available for use to customers visiting the development unless the Local Planning Authority has subsequently agreed otherwise in writing.

Plots 3 4 and 5, Former Powergen site, Victoria Road – decided

Part Discharge of condition 13 Plots 1 & 2 (In Part)

17/00018/CONL/AS

Decided: Permit

Original Application

17/00018/AS

Proposed variation of Condition 08 of planning permission 15/01671/AS to replace the following approved plans:-

  • Site Plan Proposed Illustrative Masterplan 14.046.S01.B
  • Plots 3, 4 &; 5 Block Plan 14.046.101 F
  • Parameter Plan Proposed Critical Distances 14.046.104 F
  • Parameter Plan Proposed Range of Building Heights 14.046.105 F
  • Parameter Plan Proposed Building Levels &; Plot Extents 14.046.106 G
  • Parameter Plan Proposed Access, Routes and Communal Landscaped Areas 14.046.107 G

Posted on 19 January 2017

15/01671/AS

Hybrid application for five plots comprising:

  1. Full and detailed application for plots 1 and 2 comprising: erection of 400 dwellings, a retail kiosk/cafe unit (Use class A1/A3) and associated parking, public surface car park, plant and storage; together with landscaping and access works.
  2. Outline application with appearance and landscaping reserved with parameters for plots 3, 4 and 5 comprising:  demolition of existing buildings/structures and erection of up to 260 dwellings, associated parking, plant and storage together with landscaping and access works.

Posted on 16 January 2016

Conditions

  1. ContaminationPrior to the commencement of any development within of Plots 1 & 2, a detailed remediation scheme for those plots to ensure that that part of the site is suitable for the intended use (by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historical environment) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.The scheme must describe all the relevant works to be undertaken including, the proposed remediation objectives and performance criteria, a schedule of works and site management protocols.The scheme must deliver a site that will not qualify as ‘contaminated land’ under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, having regard to the intended use of the land after remediation.

    The development within the relevant plot shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved remediation scheme, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    Following completion of the remediation scheme for each plot including those subject of partial discharge of condition 13 under 15/01671/CONA/AS dated 03 February 2017 and prior to occupation of any building within that plot or of the public car park, a verification report for the relevant plot, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.