Planning Notice

We list here planning applications for sites in the unparished area of South Ashford and large applications close to its boundary, for which Ashford Borough Council has sent us a notice.

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Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of conditions: 25 &; 32

14/01402/CONE/AS

Start of Consultation: 2 Feb 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. In respect of the concrete retaining wall to be erected to the north of Aylesford Stream, the following details shall have been submitted to and, following consultation with the Environment Agency, been approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing prior to their installation;-
    1. 1:20 scale elevations and cross-sections of the wall and foundations,
    2. details of the wall’s external surface finish and colour,
    3. 1:20 scale elevations and cross-sections of the protection rail  fence to be erected above the retaining wall, including materials and colour finish, and
    4. 1:20 elevations and cross-sections of the screen to be attached to the southern face of the retaining wall to support climbing plants, including materials and colour finish.

    Thereafter, the retaining wall and related structures shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any subsequent variation.

  1. A soft landscaping and tree planting scheme for all new and reconfigured planting south of the existing DOC structure and including the new southern car park (and approaches thereto) and hinterland of the Aylesford Stream including climbing plants adjacent to new retaining walls shown on Drawing No MP006 Rev P09 (hereafter referred to as the ‘New Surface Car Park & Aylesford Stream Landscaping Scheme’) shall be submitted to and, following prior consultation with the Kent Wildlife Trust and Environment Agency, be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any access works over the Aylesford Stream or any remodelling works to banks of the Aylesford Stream are begun.Thereafter, the approved New Surface Car Park & Aylesford Stream Landscaping Scheme shall be carried out fully within 12 months of the car park being available for use. Any plants which within a period of 10 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority in writing.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Revision to drawing 14-128-001 P101 Rev C to be replaced by drawing 1470-CHE-112 Rev A to ensure the external columns align with the internal steelworks within the store, enhancing the design finish on planning permission reference 16/01167/AS for a full planning application for a superstore (Use Class A1) with associated parking, substation, landscaping and access work.

16/01167/AM01/AS

Decided: Permit

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Part discharge of condition 19 – Part A

14/01402/COND/AS

Start of Consultation: 16 Jan 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

Construction (and operational) phase: remediation, environmental and waste management plans/strategies to be agreed

  1. (A) Prior to the commencement of works relating to the relevant defined phase (or relevant part thereof) a detailed Remediation Strategy (RS) shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing for that particular phase (or relevant part thereof) to ensure that 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. The RS must describe all the relevant works to be undertaken during demolition, construction and post-completion operation stages and include the following;-
    1. (i) proposed remediation objectives,
    2. (ii) performance criteria,
    3. (iii) a schedule of works, and
    4. (v) site management protocols

    The RS is required to 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 RS shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless any subsequent change has been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    The Local Planning Authority must be notified in writing at least two weeks prior to commencement of the approved RS works.

Robert Brett and Sons Ltd, Leacon Road, TN25 5NX

Temporary planning permission for two years for continued change of use of land as a transit point for exchange of foreign trailers (renewal of temporary consent reference 16/00080/AS)

18/00088/AS

Start of Consultation: 29 Jan 2018, End of Consultation: 22 Feb 2018

Related Applications

16/00080/AS Temporary consent for retrospective change of use of land for use as lorry park posted 27 Jan 2016

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of condition 24

16/01157/COND/AS

Start of Consultation: 11 Jan 2018

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

Sustainable drainage
  1. No development of land forming Phase A1 shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the site’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.The submitted system shall comprise retention or storage of the surface water on-site or within the immediate area in a way which is appropriate to the site’s location, topography, hydrogeology and hydrology. The submitted system shall be designed to
    1. avoid any increase in flood risk,
    2. avoid any adverse impact on water quality,
    3. achieve a reduction in the run-off rate in accordance with the Ashford Borough Council Sustainable Drainage SPD document, adopted October 2010. and
    4. operate both during construction of the development and post-completion.

    The submitted details shall include identification of the proposed discharge points from the system, a timetable for provision of the system and arrangements for future maintenance (in particular the type and frequency of maintenance and responsibility for maintenance).

    The approved system shall be provided in accordance with the approved timetable. The approved system shall be maintained in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained in working order until such time as the development ceases to be in use.

    If the proposed surface water discharge point is to be the existing public sewer the applicant must provide written confirmation from Southern Water of their agreement to the proposals.

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of conditions: 2, 13, 15, 16, 18 & 20

14/01402/CONC/AS

Start of Consultation: 10 Jan 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 commencement of development (save for the Early Works) a phasing plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing showing the following;-
    1. the phasing of the development hereby permitted;
    2. the sequence in which each part of the development within a defined phase is to be carried out;
    3. the sequence in which the landscaping within a defined phase is to be carried out.

    Thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in in accordance with the approved phasing plan unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any subsequent changes in writing.

  1. Prior to any development and reconfiguration and diversion works commencing in respect of the defined Early Works, details shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority which show:-
    1. the location of the proposed site compound and
    2. routing of large goods vehicles to and from the site via the M20 and associated measures to be put in place to ensure compliance with that routing and
    3. hours of site access for long goods vehicles.

    Thereafter, unless any variation is agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the approved site compound and lorry routing shall be implemented in respect of the defined Early Works in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained as such for the duration of the defined Early Works hereby approved.

  1. Prior to the commencement of each defined phase of development (meaning for the purpose of this permission the Early Works and Main Works phases only) (or relevant part thereof), the following details shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing for that phase (or relevant part thereof);-
    1. (a) details of parking for site personnel and visitors during construction,
    2. (b) details of access points, loading / unloading and turning areas for all construction and demolition-related traffic,
    3. (c) details of proposed dust suppression, odour suppression and vapour suppression methods,
    4. (d) details of proposed surrounding fencing / hoardings to any compounds,
    5. (e) details of proposed structures to be located within compounds and any proposed lighting (including measures to limit light spillage to the public highway and to nearby residents), and
    6. (f) details of any plant, equipment and machinery to be installed as part of the compound including details of hours of operation and noise during operation

    (all in consultation with the local highway authority). Thereafter the approved details shall be provided prior to the commencement of the relevant works and retained for the duration of the construction of the relevant works unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed otherwise in writing.

    1. Prior to the commencement of each defined phase of development (or relevant part thereof) including the commencement of any demolition, a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing for that phase. The SWMP shall include a detailed management plan for reducing construction waste during the demolition and construction phases of development in the phase (or relevant part thereof) in the form of site management, waste management and project design and planning. The approved SWMP shall be implemented throughout the period of demolition and construction work within the application site.
    2. Save for demolition and site clearance works, before any construction commences on the relevant defined phase (or relevant part thereof), a Scheme
      of Minimum Environmental Requirements for Construction (SMERFC) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for that
      phase (or relevant part thereof). Thereafter, construction shall be implemented in accordance with the SMERFC. The matters to be addressed in the SMERFC shall include the following;-

      1. design, implementation and protection of landscaping to relevant British Standards,
      2. Considerate Contractors / Code of Construction Practice,
      3. methodology of protecting existing and new trees to the relevant British Standard during construction, and
      4. a method statement for any piling or other noisy construction activities, or the installation and removal of any large static construction equipment such as cranes.
  1. Prior to the commencement of works relating to the relevant defined phase (or relevant part thereof), details of facilities by which vehicles will have their wheels, chassis and bodywork effectively cleaned and washed free of mud and similar substances at the application site during the defined Early Works and Main Works stages, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for that phase (or relevant part thereof). Unless any subsequent change has been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the approved facilities shall then be provided prior to the works commencing on site for that phase (or relevant part thereof) and thereafter shall be maintained in an effective working condition and used before vehicles exit the site and enter onto the adopted highway for the duration of the works.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of Condiiton 31

16/01167/CONG/AS

Start of Consultation: 4 Jan 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

Ecological Works & Management Strategy

    1. Prior to commencement of development (except for the substation), 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 on-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 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 times when 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.