Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Cycling is one of the healthiest forms of transport

Cycling improves fitness, boosts brainpower, increases wellbeingCycling is one of the healthiest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly forms of transport available, with the benefits to public health, congestion and the economy widely acknowledged.

Cycling is an excellent form of exercise and can help with both weight loss and physical fitness. It also reduces the risk of serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease later in life, and can contribute to higher overall personal wellbeing. Cycling can boost brain power too, by increasing blood flow to the brain by around 30–40%.

Even cyclists in busy cities report better lung health. Riders can experience five times lower pollution levels than drivers, because air is more able to circulate around them when they are riding, compared with being stuck in a vehicle. Cyclists who use quieter routes away from busy traffic see even greater benefits.

Brake, Cycling -The facts 2018

#BikeSmart

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of condition 44, 45 (part)

14/01402/CONO/AS

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

Further fine detail to be agreed and access for monitoring
  1. The details set out below shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to their provision in each relevant phase or their usage in any new building hereby permitted and, thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority in writing. Where relevant, the following details should be provided on drawings at an appropriate scale of 1:50 (where detail needs to be considered contextually related to a façade) and at 1:20 in other cases;-
    1. samples of all external materials to be used to be provided displayed and labelled on a material palette board(s),
    2. full details of glazing and external doors, including all joinery and framing methods and external colour,
    3. horizontal and vertical cross sections through typical sections of each of the facades sufficient to show the relationship between the façade and those elements of detail to be embedded within the façade as well projecting from it (such as the extent of recessing of glazing and doors in openings created in the façade, the
      consequential treatment of window reveals, the details of cills and the extent of projecting elements from the façade),
    4. details of the parapet roof including capping,
    5. details of vents, louvres, extractor vents, external pipes, meters etc.,
    6. details of integrated lighting and lighting columns to be provided within the centre to light key spaces and footways, and
    7. details of the proposed fencing to the western service yard, including posts, materials and final finish/colour and supports for establishment of climbing plants.
  2. No external lighting shall be installed or operated other than in accordance with details that have been previously approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include details and cross sections of columns and luminaires as appropriate, final colour finish, proposed hours of operation and location.

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

Creation of pedestrian accesses (by insertion of stairs and lift accesses) and associated landscaping (non-material minor amendment to planning permission 17/01154/AS)

17/01154/AMND/AS

Original Application

Reference
Description
Posted on
17/01154/AS Creation of pedestrian accesses (by insertion of stairs and lift accesses) and associated landscaping. 21 Dec 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.
16 January 2016
 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
19 January 2017

 

 

Former Powergen site, Victoria Road

Revision to Plots 4 &; 5 Design changes to buildings 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B, 4A-4F and associated landscaping and associated access routes, including revised planter locations and brick detailing. Omission of bridge link between the houses and apartments and alterations to the turning head on planning permission 17/01091/AS for the Reserved Matters application for appearance and landscaping

17/01091/AMND/AS

Original Application

Reference
Description
Posted on
17/01091/AS Reserved Matters application for appearance and landscaping 21 July 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.
16 January 2016
 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
19 January 2017

 

 

Former Powergen site, Victoria Road

Amendment to 17/00658/AS – Reserved Matters = Appearance and Landscaping. Plot 3 Design changes to building 3C, 4G, 4H and 4I and associated landscaping and access routes including revised planter locations and brick detailing

17/00658/AMND/AS

Original Application

Reference
Description
Posted on
17/00658/AS Reserved Matters = Appearance and Landscaping 12 May 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.
16 January 2016
 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
19 January 2017

 

 

Former Powergen site, Victoria Road

Non Material Amendment to planning permission 17/00018/AS Plot 3 – 5 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

17/00018/AMND/AS

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

Bike Smart

Road Safety Week - Bike SmartFor Road Safety Week 2018, we are shouting out about the safety of those on two wheels, and encouraging everyone to be Bike Smart.

Cycling’s popularity has really taken off in the last few years and people are making longer trips on average than ever before. As well as being a fun hobby, cycling is an excellent way to stay fit and commute short distances, and it’s much better for the environment than many other forms of transport. However, cyclists are also one of the most vulnerable groups of people on our roads, and despite efforts to improve safety, the number of cyclists killed or injured has remained shockingly high for the last 15 years.

Will tree protection stop St. Stephens Walk plans?

Visual from proposal

A tree protection order confirmed during Ashford Borough Council’s Planning Committee yesterday evening (14th November 2018) may prevent a plans for accommodation for profoundly disabled adults being permitted.

The tree protection order, ABC case reference 18/TPO/0008, protects 15 trees on the site boundaries of Land East of Lantern House, many of which are shown as being removed in documents accompanying a planning application for 16 apartments for disabled residents and 6 for staff (ABC Case reference 18/00608/AS). The tree protection order was made in July but was put before the Planning Committee for confirmation.

South Ashford Community Forum included a comment in their representation on the proposal expressing concern regarding the limited amount of open/garden space within the development.