Site

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.

ABC Budget Consultation

Budget Consultation 2018/19

Ashford Borough Council

Opens 29 December 2017
Closes 7 February 2018

At the last Ashford Borough Council cabinet meeting, members agreed a draft budget for the 2018-19 financial year, which begins on 1st April 2018.

The draft budget is presented to Council members at a time when the Chancellor of the Exchequer has just delivered his 2018 Autumn Budget to parliament. It is also set against the backdrop of the negotiations to leave the European Union, which continue to cause uncertainty.

Please read ABC’s draft budget summary document to help you take part in our budget consultation for the 2018-2019 financial year. We would value your feedback on our proposals.

2018-19_budget_consultation [pdf] 1295KB www.ashford.gov.uk/media/5384/2018-19_budget_consultation.pdf

The budget contains a large amount of information, so we felt it might be beneficial to outline the key points below:

Council tax

It is proposed that Ashford Borough Council increases its element of council tax by £3.50 per year for the average band D property, increasing the amount payable to Ashford Borough Council from £154 to £157.50 per year– please note this is based on the Ashford element of council tax only and will be adjusted to reflect your property band.

For context, even if all the other local authorities in Kent froze their council tax Ashford would still be setting the lowest council tax in Kent.

The council proposes to increase its element of council tax by £3.50 (which equates to 2.28%) as government allows councils to increase their council tax by 2% or £5, whichever is greater. So, although ours is proposed to increase by 2.28%, this is within agreed parameters.

The council’s Corporate Plan is focused on the delivery of business and housing growth as well as income generation from commercial activities – such as the £42m Elwick Place project, which is on budget and on schedule. The commercial approach needs time to mature and so for now we propose to increase council tax, however the future ambition of the council is to do so by a smaller amount every year. For example, last year the council raised council tax by £4. This year it proposes to do so by £3.50.

Ashford will still set the lowest council tax in Kent. (more…)

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road – decided

Discharge of condition 30

16/01167/CONF/AS

Decided: Permit

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

  1. Development (except for the substation) of the site shall only take place in accordance with the terms of a signed Basic Asset Protection Agreement with Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. A copy of the signed agreement shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority prior to commencement of development.

Plots 3 4 and 5, Former Powergen site, Kent – decided

Creation of pedestrian accesses (by insertion of stairs and lift accesses) and associated landscaping.

17/01154/AS

Decided: Permit

Related applications

Case Ref.  Description Posted on
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.
16 Jan 2016
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
19 Jan 2017
17/01091/AS Reserved Matters application for appearance and landscaping 21 Jul 2017

Land South West adjoining 40, Boxley

Discharge of condition 7, Part discharge of condition 10

16/01245/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 18 Dec 2017

 Case No.  Description  Posted on
16/01245/AS Construction of two 3 bedroom semi-detached houses plus ancillary parking of nine spaces 20 August 2016
 Condition
7 The vehicle parking spaces, shown on drawing number 16.141-05 shall be provided, surfaced and drained in accordance with details previously submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before the use is commenced or the premises occupied, and shall be retained available for use thereafter. No permanent development, whether or not permitted by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), shall be carried out on that area of land so shown or in such a position as to preclude vehicular access to the reserved parking, bicycle and refuse facilities.
10 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) must 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 approved scheme shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with its approved terms, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Local Planning Authority must be notified at least two weeks prior to commencement of the remediation scheme works.

Following completion of the remediation scheme, 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.

 

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of condition 41

14/01402/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 18 Dec 2017

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. No development shall commence (save for the defined Early Works) until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details set out below) for the disposal of the site’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.The scheme will ensure that surface water runoff from the site is dealt with appropriately and in line with the objectives of Ashford Borough Council’s Sustainable Drainage SPD. All discharging of surface water runoff will be dealt with via suitable methods approved by Ashford Borough Council. Infiltration test results and final detailed design of the proposed infiltration systems will be submitted to Ashford Borough Council for approval.

    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. (iv) promote biodiversity,
    4. enhance the landscape,
    5. improve public amenities, and
    6. return the water to the natural drainage system as near to the source as possible.

    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) and any onward controlled discharge arrangements. 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.