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Minutes of SACF Meeting July 2016

South Ashfprd Community ForumJuly 2016 Meeting


The Minutes of the South Ashford Community Forum Meeting of 13th July 2016 with attachments:

  • Daniel Carter’s Presentation,
  • Caroline Harris’s Statement and
  • a letter from Jo Gideon.

can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page. The minutes are draft until accepted at the next meeting. Please do let me have any comments on the minutes.

Travis Perkins Application


Our draft comments on the application can be viewed on the Publications page. We welcome your suggestions for amendments or additional comments.

Local Plan 2030

We have added further extracts from the Local Plan to website under Local Information / Planning and Development / Local Plan. Each section is a separate post allowing you to make comments. A link is provided to open the relevant part of the Plan online so that you have access to the full text. You can, of course, make your own comments via the Council’s Consultation Portal but comments need to be in the form of an objection with justification showing that the part of the Plan concerned is not ‘sound’.

SACF July 2016 Meeting

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The next meeting of South Ashford Community Forum will take place
at 7:00 pm
on 13th July 2016
at South Ashford Baptist Church
Brookfield Road, TN23 4EY

The Agenda and the Minutes of the Meeting of 18th May can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page.

Please do encourage your friends, colleagues and acquaintances, that live or work in South Ashford to come to this meeting

This meeting has been posted on the South Ashford Calendar bit.ly/sacfcal

Local Plan


There will be a presentation during the meeting by Daniel Carter, Principal Policy Planner at Ashford Borough Council, on ABC’s  Draft Local Plan. (more…)

SACF May 2016 Meeting

The next meeting of South Ashford Community Forum will take place

  • at 6:30 pm
  • on 18th May 2016
  • at South Ashford Baptist Church
    Brookfield Road, TN23 4EY

The Agenda can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page.

Representatives of of U+I Group, will attend this meeting to give an update and answer questions on ‘Victoria Way‘ and Powergen Site developments. The meeting time has been set at 6:30pm to allow the development proposals to be displayed before the formal start at 7:00pm.

The current proposals for the ‘Victoria Way‘ development can be downloaded from the dedicated website victoriaway.com. Our comments on the proposals can be viewed from the Publications page.

The planning application for the Powergen Site can be viewed on the Ashford Borough Council planning application search, using Case No. 15/01671/AS. Our comments on the Application can be viewed from the Publications page of the South Ashford website.

An Electoral Review of Ashford is in progress. Ashford Borough Council has proposed that the number councillors is increased. We will discuss what this could mean for South Ashford.

SACF Meetings 2016

South Ashford Community Forum have provisionally booked speakers for their next three meetings:

  • 18th May 201618:30 – Arlene Van Bosch, U+I, Victoria Way and Powergen Sites
  • 13th July 2016 – 19:00 – Daniel Carter, Principal Policy Planner, Ashford Borough Council; Ashford Borough Local Plan 2030
  • 21st September – 19:00 – Chris Dixon, Ashford Borough Council; Victoria Park and Watercress Fields Masterplan

and although a speaker is yet to be selected the final meeting will include:

  • 16th November – 19:00 – Parliament Week

All meetings are held at South Ashford Baptist Church, Brookfield Road, TN23 4EY.

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Meeting details will be included on our Calendar bit.ly/sacfcal
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South Ashford Community Forum Meeting

A copy of the Draft Victoria Park Masterplan will be available to view before the start of this meeting
This meeting is open to those from outside of the SACF Area who have an interest in Victoria Park

Please join us

at 7:00 pm
on Wednesday 9th March
at South Ashford Baptist Church
Brookfield Road TN23 4EY

All who live or work in the unparished area of South Ashford are welcome

Agenda includes:

  • Police Report
  • Victoria Park
  • Council Tax
  • M20 Junction 10A

Full Agenda available from the Minutes and Agendas page

Community Council Campaign – Close-out letter

The following letter has been sent to all residents in the unparished area of South Ashford:

 

Dear Resident

Early in December of last year, Ashford Borough Council completed a review of how local communities in Ashford are represented and governed. If you are a registered voter living in South Ashford you would have had the opportunity to vote in the ballot on whether or not you wanted a Community Council for South Ashford. Voters in the other unparished areas of Ashford also voted on whether they wanted a Community Council in their areas. In South Ashford, of 9,220 voters, 906 voted for a Community Council and 1,492 voted against. Although the Council stated that the results of the ballot were non-binding they have decided not to create a Community Council for South Ashford.

For sixteen years South Ashford Community Forum has been representing the views of people living and working in the unparished area of South Ashford and helping to communicate those views to Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other statutory organisations. Following the decision of the Council we will continue to provide that representation and will be redoubling our efforts to ensure that we are representative of as many of those who live and work in South Ashford as possible. To do this we need to hear your views and invite you to our next meeting. (more…)

SACF January 2016 Meeting

The first meeting of South Ashford Community Forum in 2016 will be held

  • at 7:00 pm
  • on 13th January 2016
  • at South Ashford Baptist Church
    (Brookfield Road, Ashford, TN23 4QW)

We are pleased that Stephanie Karpetas, of Sustainability Connections, will be speaking about Community Energy and the Big Energy Saving Network

Please download:

  • the Agenda for the meeting
  • and the Minutes of the meeting of 17th November 2015

from the Minutes and Agendas page.

December News-sheet published

South Ashford December News-sheetThe December 2015 edition of the ‘South Ashford’ news-sheet has been published and is currently being delivered to 4,700 residential addresses in South Ashford.

This edition includes an update on the Campaign for Community Councils, advice on treating yourself for winter illnesses, information on how to save on your energy bills and details of proposals for development of the ‘Powergen site’ and other sites in and around South Ashford.

A copy of the News-sheet can be downloaded from the Publications page on this site or by clicking on the image on the right.