Site

Plots 1 and 2, Former Powergen site, Victoria Road

Part Discharge of conditions 17, 18, 20, 27, 28

17/00018/CONM/AS

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

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. EcologyPrior to the commencement of the development hereby approved the following addition surveys shall be undertaken to establish the presence or otherwise of protected species:
    1. A river bank survey to establish the presence or otherwise of Otters,
    2. A river bank survey to establish the presence or otherwise of Water voles,
    3. A badger survey to establish the presence or otherwise of any badger setts within the site or within 50m of the site.

    The results of the surveys together with any necessary mitigation and a timetable for carrying out the mitigation shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing and thereafter the mitigation shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

  2. 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 the development hereby approved details of a reptile translocation and management strategy shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter the reptiles shall be translocated prior to any works including site clearance taking place.

 

  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
  2. Prior to the commencement of Plot 1 a detailed method statement for removing or the long term management / control of Monbretia within Plot 1 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The method statement shall include proposed measures that will be used to prevent the spread of Monbretia during any operations e.g. mowing, strimming or soil movement. It shall also contain measures to ensure that any soils brought to the site are free of the seeds / root / stem of any invasive plant covered under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended. Development shall proceed in accordance with the approved method statement.

The Old Bakery, Victoria Crescent, TN23 7HL – decided

Revision to removal of mezzanine; reconfiguration of internal layout and changes to fenestration on planning permission 14/00316/AS for revised scheme to planning approval 10/01572/AS to change previously approved ground floor 2no. one bedroom residential apartments to 2no. two bedroom residential apartments and the addition of a single storey rear extension

14/00316/AMND/AS

Decided: Amended plans approved

Public Rights of Way strategy consultation

Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028

Kent County Council

Opened: 20 Jun 2018 at 09:00
Closes: 12 Sep 2018 at 23:59

Kent residents are being asked for their opinions on the Kent County Council’s plans for maintaining and improving public footpaths and bridleways.

KCC has launched a 12-week consultation on its Public Rights of Way strategy for the next 10 years.

The vision outlined in the council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan is: “To provide a high quality, well-maintained PROW network, that is well used and enjoyed. The use of the network will support the Kent economy, encourage active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices, and contribute to making Kent a great place to live, work and visit.”

The plan identifies the following themes:

  • Active lifestyles – how use of the network has the potential to improve health and wellbeing;
  • Evolution of the network – changes required to meet current and future needs;
  • Knowing what’s out there – how the provision of information removes barriers to use;
  • Well-maintained network – how poorly maintained public rights of way act as a barrier to use;
  • Rights with responsibilities – responsible management and use of the network promoting good relationships;
  • Efficient delivery – why the Public Rights of Way and Access Service must use resources available to secure the greatest benefits for the public.

However, members of the public have the chance to say whether these themes are the correct priorities and make other suggestions.

The consultation is open until 12 September, and the questionnaire can be completed online at www.kent.gov.uk/rightsofwayimprovementplan. To request hard copies of any consultation materials, residents can email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 421553.

Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, said: “Our Public Rights of Way and Access Service looks after a network of about 4,300 miles of footpaths and bridleways, giving the public access to the county’s wonderful countryside and coastline.

“Officers have been carrying out detailed research and analysis to produce this plan, which builds on the achievements of the past 10 years.

“I hope the public will take the opportunity to give us their views on how much they value the service and offer their own ideas on its future plans.”

Have your say

The vision of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan is to provide a high quality, well maintained Public Rights of Way network, that will support the Kent economy, encourage active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices, and contribute to making Kent a great place to live, work and visit.

The plan set out our vision for the Rights of Way network and how KCC will work towards delivering this over the next 10 years. KCC would like your views on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028 to ensure that it meets the needs and expectations of Kent residents.

The draft Strategy is available to download from the ‘Documents’ section below. Please let KCC know your thoughts by completing the online questionnaire (via the ‘Respond to this Consultation’ section below).

KCC have published a copy of our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for you to read and make comments on via the consultation questionnaire.

Your responses will be compiled into a consultation report, which will help produce the final version of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

Please note this consultation closes at midnight on 12 September 2018. 
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Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of condition 17

16/01157/CONF/AS

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

Hard and Soft Landscaping

  1. 17 No development shall commence above ground level until full details of the hard and soft landscape works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping works shall accord with drawing 15.043 050 Rev A, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
    1. The full details of the soft landscape works to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval shall include the planting plans; written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment); details of planting that is designed to create year round colour; details of vertical planting along the colonnade frontage to Victoria Road; schedules of plants noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate; full details of proposed tree pits of a size and specification to tree species and to ensure maturation and long-term survival; guards and any other measures necessary to protect trees in locations immediately adjacent to parking bays and 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.
    2. The full details of the hard landscape works to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval shall include details of hard surfacing materials (including colour finish, specification of paving and gauge as appropriate), drawings to scale to show lighting columns and lighting bollards, the continuous linear planter feature facilitating vertical planting along the colonnade to the building, external seating, gabion walls, water features, elements of the site’s historic past to be retained either in situ or relocated and/or commemorated and any necessary methods of demarcating space as a result of its proposed long term maintenance.
    3. The details shall include full details of all walls, gates and fences (including height, width and depth, supporting post and free-standing posts, materials, mesh, final finish colour, connection & junctions with other fencing at the boundary around the Victoria Road substation A1) to be erected.
    4. The hard and soft landscaping works shall be implemented in full in accordance with the details and timetable approved by the Local Planning Authority. The walls, gates and fences approved pursuant to (c) above shall be erected before the land forming Phase A1 is first occupied in accordance with the approved details unless previously agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 20, 22 Part discharge of conditions 5, 8

16/01164/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 12 Jun 2018

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

Contamination
  1. Prior to the commencement of development, a detailed remediation scheme 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) 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 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 and prior to occupation of any building, a verification report, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
SUDS
    1. Development shall not begin until a detailed sustainable surface water drainage scheme for the site has been submitted to (and approved in writing by) the local planning authority. The detailed drainage scheme shall demonstrate that the surface water generated by the 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 on or off-site and in accordance with the requirements of Ashford Borough Council’s Sustainable Drainage SPD 2010.
    2. The hotel shall not be opened for use 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 thereafter be implemented and thereafter managed and maintained in accordance with the approved details. Those details shall include:
      1. a timetable for its implementation, and
      2. a management and maintenance plan of the scheme 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.
Code of construction practice & air quality
  1. Prior to the commencement of the development a Code of Construction Practice shall be submitted to and approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The construction of the development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved Code of Construction Practice 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 shall include,

    • A construction logistics plan
    • An indicative programme for carrying out the works
    • Measures to minimise the production of dust on the site in full compliance with the recommendations of the applicant’s Air Quality Report ref: AQA-19852-16-95
    • 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)
    • Maximum noise levels expected 1 metre from the affected façade of any residential unit adjacent to the site(s)
    • Design and provision of site hoardings
    • Management of traffic visiting the site(s) including temporary parking or holding areas
    • Full details of the provision of off road parking for all site operatives
    • Full details of measures to prevent the transfer of mud and extraneous material onto the public highway
    • Measures to manage the production of waste and to maximise the re-use of materials
    • Measures to minimise the potential for pollution of groundwater and surface water
    • The location and design of site office(s) and storage compounds
    • The location of temporary vehicle access points to the site(s) during the construction works
    • The arrangements for public consultation and liaison during the construction works including 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.
Archaeology
  1. Prior to the commencement of development the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, will secure and implement:
    1. archaeological field evaluation works in accordance with a specification and written timetable which has been submitted to and approved by the Local
      Planning Authority; and
    2. any further archaeological investigation, recording and reporting, determined by the results of the evaluation, shall be undertaken in accordance with the specification and timetable which has been agreed under 22i).

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of condtions 56 & 82

17/01759/COND/AS

Original Application

Case Ref Description Posted on
17/01759/AS Proposed minor material amendments to planning permission 16/01157/AS involving design changes to Phase A2 (X3 commercial uses (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) &; Phase A3 (216 residential units) with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works relating to land south of Victoria Road ONLY with no design changes to the approved development of land north of Victoria Road for the purposes of a brewery with shop, bar and restaurant (use classes B2/A1/A3/A4).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. 12 Dec 2017
16/01157/AS 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 Aug 2016

Conditions

LAND FORMING PHASE A2 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD(RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL – C3/B1/A1/A2/A3)
Archaeology
    1. The archaeological field evaluation related to land forming part of Phase A2 shall be carried out in accordance with the WSI for Archaeological Evaluation dated 12/02/2018 (reference 60289).
    2. Prior to commencement of development of land forming part of Phase A2 the applicant, or their successors in title, will secure and implement; further archaeological investigation, recording and reporting, determined by the results of the evaluation, in accordance with a specification and timetable which has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.
LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL BUILDING)
Archaeology
    1. The archaeological field evaluation related to land forming part of Phase A3 shall be carried out in accordance with the WSI for Archaeological Evaluation dated 12/02/2018 (reference 60289).
    2. Prior to commencement of development of land forming part of Phase A3 the applicant, or their successors in title, will secure and implement; further archaeological investigation, recording and reporting, determined by the results of the evaluation, in accordance with a specification and timetable which has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.