Site

Former Powergen site, Victoria Road

Reserved Matters application for appearance and landscaping

17/01091/AS

Start of Consultation: 20 Jul 2017, End of Consultation: 13 Aug 2017

Original Application

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

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

Discharge of Condition 1 – Phasing (Plots 3, 4 & 5) and Part Discharge of Condition 63 – Heights, layout and access (Plots 4 &; 5)

17/00018/CONC/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

Conditions

  1. Phasing Prior to the commencement of the development a plan showing the boundaries of each plot (including corresponding landscaped areas and car parking) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. If the plot boundaries subsequently change, a revised plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. “Plot” in this permission means a plot as identified on the approved plan.
  1. Prior to the commencement of development of plots 3, 4 or 5 approval of the details of appearance and landscaping (hereinafter called “the reserved matters”) for each relevant plot shall be obtained from the local planning authority in writing and the development of each plot shall be carried out in accordance with those approved details. Details of final building heights, layout and access (internal circulatory access) in respect of each relevant plot (3, 4 and 5) shall also be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development of the relevant plot commences. The submitted details shall be in accordance with the approved parameter plans. The development of each plot shall be carried out in accordance with those approved details.

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

Discharge of Conditions: 5, 6, 12, 16 & 26
Partial Discharge of Conditions 5, 6 and 26 – Details submitted for plots 3 to 5 so seeking part discharge.

17/00018/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 18 Jul 2017, End of Consultation: 11 Aug 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. Archaeology
    1. Prior to the commencement of development in any plot the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, will secure and implement archaeological field evaluation works in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation for that plot which has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.
    2. The public car park and building(s) within the relevant plot shall not be occupied until the site investigation and post investigation assessment for that plot has been completed in accordance with the approved Written Scheme of Investigation and a post investigative report setting out the findings of the site investigation has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
  2. Construction
    Prior to the commencement of each Plot a Code of Construction Practice for the relevant plot shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The construction of each plot shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved Code of Construction Practice for the relevant plot and BS5228 Noise Vibration and Control on Construction and Open Sites and the Control of dust from construction sites (BRE DTi Feb 2003) unless previously agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
    The Code of Construction Practice shall include,

    1. Measures to minimise the production of dust
    2. Measures to minimise the noise (including vibration) generated by the construction process to include the careful selection of plant and machinery and use of noise mitigation barrier(s).The measures shall include but not be limited to a BS5228 assessment to protect Victoria road primary school from construction noise and vibration as recommend by para 8.1.2 of the Merebrook Environmental Noise
      Assessment Report ENA-1943-15-280 Rev B dated December 2015.
    3. Maximum noise levels expected 1 metre from the affected façade of any residential unit adjacent to the plot
    4. Location of construction compound and design and provision of site hoardings
    5. Management of traffic visiting the plot including temporary parking or holding areas
    6. Provision of off road parking for all site operatives
    7. Measures to prevent the transfer of mud and extraneous material onto the public highway
    8. Measures to manage the production of waste and to maximise the re-use of materials
    9. Measures to minimise the potential for pollution of groundwater and surface water
    10. The location and design of site office(s) and storage compounds
    11. The location of temporary vehicle access points to the plot during the construction works (including loading and turning of construction vehicles)
    12. Lorry routing to the site from the M20
    13. The arrangements for public liaison during the construction works
  1. Prior to any above ground construction on Plots 3, 4 & 5 commencing a programme for community consultation/communication setting out how the developers intend to liaise with and keep members of the public informed about the development for the duration of the construction period shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter the details shall be implemented and maintained for the duration of the construction of those plots phase otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning
    Authority.
  1. Foundations
    Piling or any other foundation designs using penetrative methods shall not be permitted within any plot other than with the express written consent of the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Environment Agency, which may be given for those parts of the site where it has been demonstrated that there is no resultant unacceptable risk to groundwater.
    The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
  1. Prior to the commencement of development within each of Plots 2, 3, 4 and 5 details of the mesh/bars and boundary walls shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include the test results from the hydraulic model to determine that the configuration of the mesh/bars and boundary walls will not increase flood risk (e.g. water levels/extents) beyond that of the pre-development case.

Ashford Heritage Strategy

Ashford Borough Council

Opens: 07 July 2017
Closes: 31 August 2017

Ashford Borough is home to an extraordinarily rich and significant stock of heritage assets which provide important and wide-ranging evidence of the rural history of this country and its tapestry of rural settlements. The Borough’s heritage is extensive too, with more listed buildings than any other in Kent, and with more grade 1 and II* listed buildings than other districts also.

This Heritage Strategy describes the rich history of Ashford Borough and its broad wealth of heritage assets. In doing so it responds to, and is compliant with the requirement for a ‘positive strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment’ promoted by the NPPF. It sets out how the historic environment can play an important role in delivering regeneration in the Borough, particularly supporting the objectives of the Local Plan for the regeneration of Ashford Town Centre, and the role of heritage in growing the tourism offer of the Borough. Having regard to the Government’s localism agenda, the Strategy promotes an agenda of further understanding and engagement with the historic environment, where the public play a leading role in delivering the outcomes of the strategy and shaping where they live, work and visit.

The borough’s attractive natural environment, including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the successful Ashford Green Corridors initiative are widely recognised. However, the historic environment is equally one of the Borough’s most valuable assets, and one which can and should play an important role in its future development.

Have your Say

The Council is inviting you to have your say on the Ashford Heritage Strategy from Friday 7th July 2017 until midnight on the 31st August 2017.

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ABC Local Plan changes

Help shape our Local Plan

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Ashford Borough Council

Opens: 07 July 2017
Closes: 31 August 2017

Ashford Borough Council are preparing a new Local Plan to 2030. It is being prepared with the aim of ensuring that future development within Ashford is well planned and managed effectively whilst having a positive impact on local communities, the economy and the environment. The new Local Plan will provide a consistent approach to planning into the future across the whole of the borough. Once adopted, the Local Plan 2030 will form the statutory development plan. A draft of the Plan was formally published and made available for consultation during the summer of 2016.

Ashford Borough Council are now consulting upon a series of Proposed Main Changes to that Publication Draft of the Local Plan. These changes are intended to:

  • resolve issues that were raised during public consultation on the previous draft of the Plan;
  • meet the increased housing need requirements identified through an update of national population projections;
  • ensure that the Plan is up to date; and
  • make sure that it meets the requirements of current national planning policy and guidance.

It is considered appropriate to address these issues before the Local Plan 2030 is submitted to the Secretary of State to be examined by a Planning Inspector. (more…)

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Limited, Victoria Crescent

Discharge of Condition 6

16/00981/CONA/AS

Start of Consultation: 22 Jun 2017, End of Consultation: 16 Jul 2017

Original Application

16/00981/AS Erection of 31 residential apartments with car parking, associated access and landscaping Posted 6 July 2016

Condition

  1. Prior to development commencing, a construction management plan shall be
    submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority which
    details:

    1. the location of the proposed site compound;
    2. the route of construction delivery vehicles to and from the site via George Street from the local highway network only and associated measures to be put in place to ensure that deliveries are in accordance with that route;
    3. details of site parking for site personnel and any visitors during construction
    4. details of access points, loading / unloading and turning areas for all construction traffic
    5. details of proposed dust suppression, odour suppression and vapour suppression methods
    6. details of proposed surrounding fencing / hoardings to any compounds
    7. 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)
    8. 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
    9. a Scheme of Minimum Environmental Requirements for Construction (SMERFC)
    10. hours of construction
    11. 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;
    12. liaison with local residents