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.

Clicking on the case reference will open the application on the ABC Planning Portal, giving access to full details of the application and documents forming part of the application, via the tabs at the top of the application page.

Your comments regarding individual applications will be considered and may be included in any comment or objection we submit to the Council. We do not undertake to pass on your comments to Ashford Borough Council. You can comment in your own right by selecting the Make a Comment tab on the application page on the ABC portal. Any comments should relate to Material Planning Considerations

If a change or update to an application is notified we will amend the post and add a comment, which will be show in the Recent Comments list in the right hand column.

Chart Leacon Depot, Leacon Road, TN23 5NX

Proposed reinstatement of a railway siding facility for the movement in, and stabling of, rail cars and associated equipment 

18/00003/EIA/AS

Start of Consultation: 6 Aug 2018, End of Consultation: 30 Aug 2018

This is an application asking the council whether or not any future planning application needs to include an Environmental Impact Assessment when/if it is submitted or the scope of any future assessment. It is not a planning application and we will not be considering the planning merits of the proposal.

The decision of the council is limited by the requirements of the EIA Regulations. The parish council and local residents are not consulted on EIA applications but will be if a planning application is made in the future.

More information is available on the EIA page on the ABC web site.

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

Discharge of conditions: 9, 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, 9F, 9G, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 17

16/00986/CONC/AS

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

Conditions

  1. Prior to any construction above ground level, written details including source/manufacturer, and samples of bricks, tiles and cladding materials to be used externally shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the development shall be carried out using the approved external materials. Furthermore, prior to any construction above ground level the details set out below shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority 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;-
    1. full details of glazing and external doors, including all external joinery and
      framing methods and external colour and the depth of recess of window and
      door frames in brick reveals (1:20),
    2. sections, elevations and colour finish of external rainwater goods (1:20)
    3. elevations sufficient to show the extent of proposed textured brickwork areas and use of brick soldier course detailing (1:50) and typical sections sufficient to illustrate the depth of any projection or recess (1:20)
    4. elevations, materials and external colour of entrance canopies to the circulation core (1:20)
    5. sections, elevations and colour finish to proposed balconies to shown handrail and balustrades (1:10)
    6. surfacing treatment and intended demarcation of private terraces serving ground floor apartments
    7. elevations and sections of brick boundary walls (including piers) and railings affixed thereto including specification, finials and colour finish
  1. Prior to the installation of services, full details of the soft landscaping (including tree planting) works shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details of the soft landscaping (including tree planting works) to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval shall include the following;-
    1. the planting plans;
    2. written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment);
    3. details of the planting that is designed to create year round colour;
    4. schedules of plants noting species, plant & tree sizes and proposed numbers/densities/girth where appropriate;
    5. full tree pit details (including surface level plan detailing, below ground sections and dimensions and fill specification)
    6. an implementation and planting programme/timetable to ensure that all soft landscaping and planting is completed within 6 months of the completion of the development.

    The soft landscaping (including tree planting) works shall be implemented in full in accordance with the details and timetable approved by the Local Planning Authority unless written approval has been given by the Local Planning Authority to any subsequent variation.

  1. Prior to the first occupation of any apartment in the building, a landscape management plan including long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for the landscape areas and the timing of provision of management and maintenance of such areas shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the landscape management plan 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. The apartment building hereby permitted shall not be first occupied until a report prepared by SLR, or a similarly qualified firm, has been provided to the Local Planning Authority confirming that a sustainable surface water drainage scheme, based on the proposals within the SLR Flood Risk Assessment Ref.408.06248.00001 June 2016 has been installed. The report should demonstrate that the surface water generated by this development (for all rainfall durations and intensities up to and including the climate change adjusted critical 100yr storm) can be accommodated and disposed of without increase to flood
      risk.
    2. The apartment building hereby permitted shall not be first occupied until details of the implementation, maintenance and management of the sustainable drainage scheme have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall be implemented and thereafter managed and maintained in accordance with the approved details unless the local planning authority has agreed to any variation in writing. Those details shall include:
      1. a timetable for its implementation, and,
      2. a management and maintenance plan for the lifetime of the development which shall include the arrangements for adoption by any public body or statutory undertaker, or any other arrangements to secure the operation of the sustainable drainage system throughout its lifetime.
  2. The apartment building hereby permitted shall achieve the minimum optional requirement set out in the Building Regulations for water efficiency that requires
    an estimated water use of no more than 110 litres per person per day.

 

  1. Prior to the occupation of the development, the following details have been submitted to and (following consultation with the Environment Agency) agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority in writing;-
      1. proposed fencing/railings and soft landscaping forming the southern boundary to the parking court,
      2. the location and width of secure access gates within the southern boundary to the parking court sufficient to enable access to the river bank for maintenance
        purposes,
      3. details of proposed benches including ability to be removed as required during river bank maintenance.

    Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with such details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any such variation.

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of conditions 28

14/01402/CONI/AS

Start of Consultation: 26 Jul 2018, End of Consultation: 19 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 details shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing;-
    1. full details of proposed bat roosting and bird nesting boxes to be provided including number, location, method and height of fixings, visual appearance and external colour finish, and
    2. full details of proposed hibernacula to be provided in the hinterland of the Aylesford Stream including number, location and appearance.

    Unless any subsequent variation is agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the approved details shall be installed prior to the car park being available for use and shall thereafter be retained.

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0SD

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, reconfiguration 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 **SUBJECT TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT** As amended by 14/01402/AMND/AS

14/01402/AM02/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

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.