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  1. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances.
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  3. Have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year.
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1 Riversdale Road, TN23 7TP

Proposed 2 storey side extension

17/01396/AS

Start of Consultation: 20 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 14 Oct 2017

Previous applications related to this site

Case Ref Site Description Posted on
16/01306/AS South west of 1, Riversdale Road, Ashford New attached dwelling with associated parking 17 Sep 2016
17/00436/AS Proposed new dwelling south west of 1, Riversdale Road Resubmission of 16/01306/AS new attached dwelling with associated parking 24 March 2017

 

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

Discharge of conditions: 48 & 49 (plot 3)

17/00018/CONE/AS

Start of Consultation: 20 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 14 Oct 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. Noise and Vibration Protection
    No foundations shall be provided for any building within any plot until details of the mitigation measures required for that plot to protect the approved residential properties from railway and road traffic noise and vibration (in accordance with the strategy set out in Merebrook Report ENA-19413-15-280 REV B dated December 2015), have been submitted to and approved in the Local Planning Authority. The approved protection measures shall thereafter be completed before the approved dwellings / development are occupied, and thereafter shall be retained as effective protection.
  2. Prior to the occupation of each plot (except the public car park), a scheme for the control of noise and vibration of plant within the relevant plot (including mechanical ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and air handling units) to protect occupants from noise and vibration to be used shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. This shall then be so installed prior to the first use of the building(s) within that plot. The equipment shall be maintained and operated in compliance to the approved scheme whenever it is operation. After installation of the approved plant, no new plant or ducting system shall be used without the prior written consent of the Local Planning Authority.

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

Discharge of Conditions: 8 & 18

16/00986/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 12 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 6 Oct 2017

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. No development shall take place (including ground works, vegetation clearance) until a construction environmental management plan (CEMP (Biodiversity)) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The CEMP (Biodiversity) shall include the following:
    1. (a) Timings of the implementation of the mitigation measures that corresponds with the construction works;
    2. (b) Risk assessment of potentially damaging construction activities;
    3. (c) Mitigation measures for bats as outlined in the bat report
    4. (d) The times during construction when specialist ecologists need to be present on site to oversee works;
    5. (e) Use of protective fences, exclusion barriers and warning signs. The approved CEMP (Biodiversity) shall be adhered to and implemented throughout the construction period strictly in accordance with the approved details, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
  1. Prior to the first occupation of the apartment building hereby approved, full details of a bat box scheme for the site (including location, height and specification) shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter, the scheme shall be installed in accordance with the approved details and subsequently retained unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any variation in writing.

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

Discharge condition 7

16/00986/CONA/AS

Start of Consultation: 12 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 6 Oct 2017

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

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 Demolition & Construction (SMERFDC)
    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

Methodist Church, Cade Road, TN23 6JE

Variation of conditions 2 &; 3 on planning permission reference 14/00790/AS for a revision to colour of cladding, change in height of windows on south elevation, addition of lettering and cross on west elevation

17/01341/AS

Start of Consultation: 6 Sep 2017, End of Consultation: 30 Sep 2017

Original Application

14/00790/AS Front and rear extensions

Previous Amendments:

14/00790/AMND/AS Change of the roof profile to the proposed sanctuary section of the rear extension

14/00790/AM01/AS Change of configurations of windows to the north elevation

14/00790/AM02/AS Revision to colour of cladding, change in height of windows on south elevation, addition of lettering and cross on west elevation on planning permission reference 14/00790/AS for front and rear extensions

Land at former Concorde House, Austin Road

Revision to the external materials from standing seam, metal roof and Rockpanel cladding to a Single ply membrane roof with standing seams and through coloured render with horizontal detailing on planning permission reference 14/01515/AS for the erection of 4 x 2 bed houses and 10 x 3 bed houses with associated parking on existing commercial site. Provision of commercial parking

14/01515/AMND/AS

Original Application

14/01515/AS Land at former Concorde House, Austin Road

Erection of 4 x 2 bed houses and 10 x 3 bed houses with associated parking on existing commercial site. Provision of commercial parking