Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road

Part discharge of condition: 24

16/01164/CONA/AS

Start of Consultation: 1 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 25 Sep 2017

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01164/AS Land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road, Ashford, Kent Full planning application for a 120 bedroom hotel and associated parking, landscaping, substation and access works. 10 August 2016

Conditions

    1. Prior to commencement of development, an Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The content of the EWMS shall include;-
      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries) and any other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part of the development, and how such works and measures are proposed to be managed in the long-term.
      2. if any reptiles are proposed to be translocated from the application site, an off-site reptile mitigation strategy, including details of the proposed receptor site, a survey of that the receptor site demonstrating that the reptile population arising from translocation can be satisfactorily maintained, details of any enhancement works required to enhance the receptor site, confirmation that the receptor site will be actively managed and monitored to ensure the long term success of the translocation and a translocation methodology.
      3. a timetable for implementation, demonstrating that the proposed on-site habitat ecological works and other measures and any off-site reptile mitigation strategy are aligned with the proposed phasing of construction, (iv) the persons responsible for implementing the on and off-site works, including a programme identifying when a specialist ecologists need to be present on site to oversee the ecological works
    2. Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be carried out in accordance with the details in (A) above unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

Site and Buildings North West of Pledges Mill, Victoria Road

Part discharge of Condition 31

16/01167/CONA/AS

Start of Consultation: 4 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 28 Sep 2017

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

  1. Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A1, an
      Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted
      to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The content of the
      EWMS shall include;

      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to
        mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of
        tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries) and any
        other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part
        of the development, and how such works and measures are proposed to be
        managed in the long-term.
      2. if any reptiles are proposed to be translocated from the application site, an
        off-site reptile mitigation strategy, including details of the proposed receptor
        site, a survey of that the receptor site demonstrating that the reptile population
        arising from translocation can be satisfactorily maintained, details of any
        enhancement works required to enhance the receptor site, confirmation that the
        receptor site will be actively managed and monitored to ensure the long term
        success of the translocation and a translocation methodology.
      3. a timetable for implementation, demonstrating that the proposed on-site
        habitat ecological works and other measures and any off-site reptile mitigation
        strategy are aligned with the proposed phasing of construction,
      4. the persons responsible for implementing the on and off-site works,
        including a programme identifying when a specialist ecologists need to be
        present on site to oversee the ecological works
    2. Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be
      carried out in accordance with the details in (A) above unless the Local Planning
      Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Partial discharge of Conditions: 30, 57 & 83

16/01157/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 4 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 28 Sep 2017

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01157/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 development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 10 August 2016

Conditions

LAND FORMING PHASE A1 TO NORTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (BREWERY/SHOP/BAR/RESTAURANT – B2/A1/A3/A4)
  1. Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A1, an
      Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted
      to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The content of the
      EWMS shall include;

      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to
        mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of
        tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries) and any
        other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part
        of the development, and how such works and measures are proposed to be
        managed in the long-term.
      2. if any reptiles are proposed to be translocated from the application site, an
        off-site reptile mitigation strategy, including details of the proposed receptor
        site, a survey of that the receptor site demonstrating that the reptile population
        arising from translocation can be satisfactorily maintained, details of any
        enhancement works required to enhance the receptor site, confirmation that the
        receptor site will be actively managed and monitored to ensure the long term
        success of the translocation and a translocation methodology.
      3. a timetable for implementation, demonstrating that the proposed on-site
        habitat ecological works and other measures and any off-site reptile mitigation
        strategy are aligned with the proposed phasing of construction,
      4. the persons responsible for implementing the on and off-site works,
        including a programme identifying when a specialist ecologists need to be
        present on site to oversee the ecological works
    2. Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be
      carried out in accordance with the details in (A) above unless the Local Planning
      Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
LAND FORMING PHASE A2 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL – C3/B1/A1/A3)
  1. Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A1, an
      Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted
      to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The content of the
      EWMS shall include;

      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to
        mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of
        tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries) and any
        other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part
        of the development, and how such works and measures are proposed to be
        managed in the long-term.
      2. if any reptiles are proposed to be translocated from the application site, an
        off-site reptile mitigation strategy, including details of the proposed receptor
        site, a survey of that the receptor site demonstrating that the reptile population
        arising from translocation can be satisfactorily maintained, details of any
        enhancement works required to enhance the receptor site, confirmation that the
        receptor site will be actively managed and monitored to ensure the long term
        success of the translocation and a translocation methodology.
      3. a timetable for implementation, demonstrating that the proposed on-site
        habitat ecological works and other measures and any off-site reptile mitigation
        strategy are aligned with the proposed phasing of construction,
      4. the persons responsible for implementing the on and off-site works,
        including a programme identifying when a specialist ecologists need to be
        present on site to oversee the ecological works
    2. Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be
      carried out in accordance with the details in (A) above unless the Local Planning
      Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (BUILD TO RENT RESIDENTIAL)
  1. Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A1, an
      Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted
      to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The content of the
      EWMS shall include;

      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to
        mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of
        tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries) and any
        other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part
        of the development, and how such works and measures are proposed to be
        managed in the long-term.
      2. if any reptiles are proposed to be translocated from the application site, an
        off-site reptile mitigation strategy, including details of the proposed receptor
        site, a survey of that the receptor site demonstrating that the reptile population
        arising from translocation can be satisfactorily maintained, details of any
        enhancement works required to enhance the receptor site, confirmation that the
        receptor site will be actively managed and monitored to ensure the long term
        success of the translocation and a translocation methodology.
      3. a timetable for implementation, demonstrating that the proposed on-site
        habitat ecological works and other measures and any off-site reptile mitigation
        strategy are aligned with the proposed phasing of construction,
      4. the persons responsible for implementing the on and off-site works,
        including a programme identifying when a specialist ecologists need to be
        present on site to oversee the ecological works
    2. Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be
      carried out in accordance with the details in (A) above unless the Local Planning
      Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

 

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

Partial discharge of conditions: 13 – partial discharge in relation to plots 3 to 5 only) Discharge of conditions : 18, 27, 43 &; 50 (plots 3 to 5 only)

17/00018/COND/AS

Start of Consultation: 24 Aug 2017, End of Consultation: 17 Sep 2017

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. Contamination
    Prior 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.
  1. Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved details of an ecology mitigation and biodiversity enhancement strategy in accordance with the Ecological Appraisal and including a timetable for carrying out the strategy shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing.Thereafter the strategy shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include:
    • Measures to safeguard retained habitats including boundary trees and watercourses;
    • Mitigation strategies in respect of protected species including reptiles and Water Vole;
    • Details of habitat provision and enhancement measures to be incorporated under the proposals including native and wildlife friendly planting, grassland seeding and faunal habitat features (including bat and bird box provision);
    • Sensitive lighting design to minimise impacts to bats;
    • Prescriptions for management of wildlife habitat areas to maximise their value to wildlife in the long-term.
  1. Prior to the commencement of development within Plots 2, 3, 4 and/or 5 a scheme for the provision and management of an 8 metre wide (measured from the top of the bank) buffer zone alongside the River Great Stour shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme for the relevant Plot and any subsequent amendments shall be agreed in writing with the local planning authority. The buffer zone scheme shall be free from built development including lighting, domestic gardens and formal landscaping.The scheme for each Plot shall include:
    • plans showing the extent and layout of the buffer zone
    • details of any proposed planting scheme (planting must be native species)
    • details demonstrating how the buffer zone will be protected during development
    • details of any other proposed built development
    1. Prior to the occupation of each plot a landscape management plan for the relevant plot, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for the landscape areas, other than, privately owned domestic gardens and the timing of provision of management and maintenance of such areas within each plot shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
    2. Thereafter the landscape management plan for each plot shall be carried out in accordance with the details approved by the Local Planning Authority unless
      previously agreed otherwise in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
  1. Fumes/OdoursPrior to the first occupation of each plot (except the public car park), a scheme and maintenance schedule for the extraction and treatment of fumes and odours generated from the CHP plant, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Any equipment, plant or process provided or undertaken in pursuance of this condition shall be installed prior to the first operation of the premises in the relevant plot and these shall thereafter be operated and retained in compliance with the approved scheme.

Methodist Church, Cade Road, TN23 6JE

Revision to colour of cladding, change in height of windows on south elevation, addition of lettering and cross on west elevation on planning permission reference 14/00790/AS for front and rear extensions

14/00790/AM02/AS

Decided: Withdrawn by applicant

Original Application:

14/00790/AS Front and rear extensions

Previous Amendments:

14/00790/AMND/AS Change of the roof profile to the proposed sanctuary section of the rear extension

14/00790/AM01/AS Change of configurations of windows to the north elevation

Have your say: self–care using medicines in the home

Self–care using medicines in the home without needing a prescription

NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group

Opens: 4 September 2017
Closes: 2 October 2017

Proposals to:

Proposal 1

To restrict prescribing of over the counter / minor ailment medicines to those conditions where the clinical need can only be met by a prescription.

Proposal 2

To tighten the prescription guidance on 18 items which are ineffective, or need safer guidelines, or where an alternative form would be more cost effective without reducing clinical effectiveness

There is an NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS England national consultation, looking at how to improve prescribing in primary care (GP practices and local pharmacies), which the Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other East Kent CCGs will respond to. To help them respond, they want to know what you think of the proposals to reduce prescribing of medicines widely available over the counter or tighten prescribing guidance on some items which are ineffective, or can be prescribed in more cost effective ways.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways:

  • Fill in the onlne survey www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EKotcmedicines
  • Fill in the paper copy of the survey found at the back of the consultation document and send it to FREEPOST ADDRESS
  • Contact the Engagement Team on or Nelcsu.engagement@nhs.net
  • If you belong to a group or organisation, you can invite us along to one of your meetings by contacting us on the details above

The four East Kent CCGs have a big financial challenge to meet in the short term. While the NHS budget has been protected, costs and demand for healthcare have increased. Currently approximately £10 million more is being spent nationally than the existing budget on medicines. They think the money they spend on items that are readily available over the counter might be better spent on treatments, staff and essential services that patients cannot get in any other way. They
also believe it will be of beneft to patients to promote a positive emphasis on self-care for minor ailments and illnesses, which you can manage effectively at home and in a way that suits you. (more…)