Land between 1 Rose Villas and 25, Lower Denmark Road

Discharge of conditions: 8 & 11


Start of Consultation: 12 Mar 2018

Original Application

17/00714/AS  Erection of 4 no. two bedroom semi-detached houses, with associated car parking   Posted on 15 May 2017


  1. No development shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the site’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
  1. Prior to any works commencing (including vegetation clearance) a detailed ecological method statement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The document must include the following information:
    • Reptile Survey
    • Aims and objective of the proposed works.
    • Detailed methodology to clear the site
    • Map showing area to translocated reptiles to (if found during the site clearance works)
    • Timings of works
    • Details of who will be carrying out the works.
    • The works must be implemented in accordance with the submitted and approved document.

40A & 40B Boxley, TN23 4HQ

Construction of two 3 bedroom semi-detached houses plus ancillary car parking (Resubmission of application 12/01196/AS)


Start of Consultation: 7 Mar 2018, End of Consultation: 31 Mar 2018

Related applications

16/01245/AS Construction of two 3 bedroom semi-detached houses plus ancillary parking of nine spaces Posted on 20 August 2016

12/01196/AS Construction of two 3 bedroom semi-detached houses plus ancillary parking of nine spaces

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of condition 7


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


Fine detail
  1. Except for the substation, prior to any construction above ground level, unless specified to the contrary, the details set out below shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and, thereafter, development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority in writing. Where relevant, the following details should be provided on drawings at an appropriate scale of 1:50
    (where detail needs to be considered contextually related to a façade) and at 1:20 in other cases unless stated otherwise:-

    1. full details of glazing (clear/tinted/obscured/opaque) (1:50) and external doors, including all external joinery and framing methods and external colour and
      proposed position within the reveals to openings through use of cross sections (1:20),
    2. details of columns to the colonnade (1:20 to show detail)
    3. external rainwater goods and guttering (1:20 to show detail),
    4. full details and colour finish of security /anti-ram raid barriers/trolley protection rail to the store frontage to Victoria Road (1:20 to show detail),
    5. full details and colour finish of any vents / louvres / grilles on the exterior of the building (1:20 to show detail and 1:100 to show context)
    6. the location of any proposed plant /machinery to be attached to the exterior of the building including methods of support and shields and finish colour (1:20 to
      show detail and 1:100 to show context),
    7. details of the proposed fixing methodology for the operator’s external store signs to blockwork and cladding areas (1:20 to show detail)

Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation

silhouette of figureTransforming the response to domestic abuse

Home Office and Ministry of Justice

Opened 8 Mar 2018
Closes 31 May 2018

Domestic abuse comes in many forms, shattering the lives of victims and their families, and in recognition of this the government has put forward proposals for new laws which would transform our approach to this terrible crime.

The consultation launched today (Thursday 8 March) by the Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

To ensure they get this landmark legislation right the Government now want to hear from all those who have been affected by abuse, from survivors, front line professionals, charities and the public, to gather views on how, together, we can best put a stop to it once and for all.

This consultation seeks to address domestic abuse at every stage from prevention through to rehabilitation. It references the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everyone’s business.

By consulting the Government aims to harness the knowledge and expertise of victims and survivors, support organisations and research experts. They are also interested in the views of professionals across policing, criminal justice, health, welfare, education and local authorities who deal with these issues everyday.

The main aim through this work is to prevent domestic abuse by challenging the acceptability of abuse and addressing the underlying attitudes and norms that perpetuate it. This consultation asks questions under four main themes with the central aim of prevention running through each.

  • Promote awareness – to put domestic abuse at the top of everyone’s agenda, and raise public and professionals’ awareness.
  • Protect and support – to enhance the safety of victims and the support that they receive.
  • Pursue and deter – to provide an effective response to perpetrators from initial agency response through to conviction and management of offenders, including rehabilitation.
  • Improve Performance – to drive consistency and better performance in the response to domestic abuse across all local areas, agencies and sectors.

For each of these themes the current position is outlined and any potential areas identified where it is thought more could be done. These areas will be at different stages of development, and the accompanying questions will reflect this. In some instances feedback will be requested on specific proposals, whilst in others evidence or experiences will be asked for to further understand the problem.

The consultation includes some topics which are complex and/or technical.

Participate in this consultation

There are two versions of the consultation questionnaire:

Full version

Short Version


Transforming the response to domestic abuse 1.8 MB (PDF document)

Government takes action to tackle domestic abuse
Home Office and Ministry of Justice  08 March 2018

Improving urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway Consultation

The Clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway (Ashford, Canterbury and Coastal, Dartford Gravesham and Swanley, Medway, South Kent Coast, Swale, Thanet, and West Kent), along with NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group in London, and NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group in East Sussex.

Opens 02 February 2018
Closes 13 April 2018

Stroke services can be separated into three areas: prevention; urgent care during a stroke; and rehabilitation. This consultation document is focused on changes to the urgent stroke services provided in hospitals across Kent and Medway.

Improving stroke services is part of a wider programme across Kent and Medway involving all the local NHS organisations, Kent County Council and Medway Council.
We are looking at what needs to be done differently to bring about better health and wellbeing, better standards of care, and better use of staff, funds and other resources. The changes to hospital-based stroke services are being developed alongside and in alignment with other work on improving hospital services, developing more local care outside of hospitals, and improving mental health and social care. We believe it is imperative that we move forward with a decision on improvements to stroke services, but we will continue to align stroke improvements to our wider sustainability and transformation partnership programme.

You can find out more about our sustainability and transformation partnership and the other projects at

If you would like to find out more about stroke, the symptoms and what to do if you or someone you know has a stroke visit

Read the consultation document

Review the supporting information

Respond to the consultation

Meetings and events

Below are details of the confirmed listening events taking place during the stroke consultation nearest to Ashford. More events will be added over the coming days. Please refer to for the latest list.

Our consultation on urgent stroke services stretches across 10 clinical commissioning group areas and we plan to hold a minimum of two open discussion meetings in each CCG area, one in the day and one in the evening. However, we are happy to look at scheduling more if there is sufficient demand. There has been a relatively short space of time since we were able to confirm definite dates for the start and duration of the consultation period, and in some areas we are still confirming dates and venues for meetings. This is a priority as we know people will want to have as much time as possible to get the dates in their diaries.

Date Day Time Town Venue Register to attend CCG area
 05/03/2018 Monday 18:30 to 20:30 Ashford Ashford College Click here NHS Ashford
04/04/2018 Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00 Ashford Singleton Environment Centre Click Here NHS Ashford

Frequently asked questions


Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople consultation

Help shape our Local PlanGypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Issues and Options

Ashford Borough Council

Opens: 21 Feb 2018
Closes: 6 Apr 2018 at 17:00.

Ashford Borough Council are committed to meeting the identified needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community within the borough. In order to meet this need, the Council is in the process of developing a Development Plan Document for Gypsies and Travellers.  This document seeks the views of the Gypsy and Traveller communities, residents and stakeholders, on the issues and options for Gypsy and Traveller site selection in Ashford.

The issues and options outlined within this consultation are not a statement of intention by Ashford, instead they are designed to highlight the key themes and suggested options upon which they need your views. Consultation on the issues and options report and consideration of the responses to consultation will assist the Council to analyse the merits and drawbacks of all the practical options available for providing sites for Gypsies, Travellers and travelling showpeople. As part of this issues and options consultation, they are seeking to identify suitable sites to consider for inclusion as Gypsy, Traveller and travelling showpeople sites within the DPD.  Suggestions for the inclusion of specific sites are an important aspect of consultation on this particular Issues and Options report.

The format of the consultation is to provide some background information and then pose a series of questions to help guide responses, and there is the opportunity to raise further issues and options as part of this consultation. (more…)

Victoria Park Community Consultation Event

Victoria Park Community Consultation Event

Saturday 21st April

Ashford Borough Council have secured initial funding to develop a £3.7m restoration and improvement project for Victoria Park and Watercress Fields, thanks to support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. The Council are working with a number of specialists who will help us to undertake historic research about the park, explore ideas for activities, events, schools resources and training, as well as developing designs for restoration and improvement works.

Come along to Victoria Park, meet the project team, find out what’s been happening and give them your views

Open consultation: Regulations for a safeguard energy tariff

Data sharing regulations for a safeguard energy tariff

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS)

Opens 12 February 2018
Closes 26 February 2018

Consultation description

DBEIS looking for views on adding a safeguard energy tariff imposed by Ofgem (the regulator) for vulnerable consumers on standard variable and fixed-term default tariffs to the list of fuel poverty measures for which public authorities can share data with gas and electricity suppliers for the purpose of assisting households in fuel poverty.

Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 gives government powers to share personal information across organisational boundaries to improve public services. It says what data can be shared and for which purposes, and includes safeguards to ensure that the privacy of citizens’ data is protected.

Part 5 allows data sharing between specified public authorities and energy suppliers for the purpose of alleviating fuel poverty. The data sharing must be for use under one of the fuel poverty measures listed in section 36(3) of the Act. The list currently includes measures such as the Warm Home Discount and the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

Other fuel poverty measures, such as Ofgem’s proposed safeguard tariff for vulnerable consumers at risk of fuel poverty, are not currently covered by list, so this consultation is about adding it to the list.


Data sharing regulations for a safeguard energy tariff PDF796KB14 pages

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Victoria Park and Watercress Fields

Victoria Park and Watercress Fields

Ashford Borough Council

Parks for People: Explore Victoria Park and Watercress Fields

Have you discovered Ashford’s largest and most central park yet?

There’s something for everyone at Victoria Park and Watercress Fields; including a wealth of history, exciting play spaces, interesting ecology, and quiet spaces to relax.

Download a plan of Victoria Parks and Watercress Fields.

The park has a pivotal role to play in connecting residents with the town’s history, the local area and the built, cultural and natural heritage of the site. Not only that, but it also a great space to explore the environment and access the great outdoors.


Now Ashford Borough Council (ABC) are looking to make the park an even better place to visit, with thanks to support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. ABC have secured initial funding to develop a £3.7m restoration and improvement project.

Plans for Victoria Park

The future aims include Green Flag status for the park, building upon the opportunities for community engagement and participation, promoting outdoor activities, and enabling volunteers to gain new skills.

How you can help

ABC looking to form an active Friends Group for joined-up community participation and to enable local residents to shape the future of the area.

Please tell us what you think by completing a short online survey

To help ABC develop the plans, we’d love to hear what you think about the park and what changes you would like to see.

Sign up to the newsletter

If you would like to receive a regular newsletter (via the ABC website) that will provide an update of news, events and project progress, please provide your email address, and we will be in touch.


Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch, or to find out more about the project,
please email the team.

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of conditions: 25 &; 32


Start of Consultation: 2 Feb 2018

Original Application


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


  1. In respect of the concrete retaining wall to be erected to the north of Aylesford Stream, the following details shall have been submitted to and, following consultation with the Environment Agency, been approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing prior to their installation;-
    1. 1:20 scale elevations and cross-sections of the wall and foundations,
    2. details of the wall’s external surface finish and colour,
    3. 1:20 scale elevations and cross-sections of the protection rail  fence to be erected above the retaining wall, including materials and colour finish, and
    4. 1:20 elevations and cross-sections of the screen to be attached to the southern face of the retaining wall to support climbing plants, including materials and colour finish.

    Thereafter, the retaining wall and related structures shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any subsequent variation.

  1. A soft landscaping and tree planting scheme for all new and reconfigured planting south of the existing DOC structure and including the new southern car park (and approaches thereto) and hinterland of the Aylesford Stream including climbing plants adjacent to new retaining walls shown on Drawing No MP006 Rev P09 (hereafter referred to as the ‘New Surface Car Park & Aylesford Stream Landscaping Scheme’) shall be submitted to and, following prior consultation with the Kent Wildlife Trust and Environment Agency, be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any access works over the Aylesford Stream or any remodelling works to banks of the Aylesford Stream are begun.Thereafter, the approved New Surface Car Park & Aylesford Stream Landscaping Scheme shall be carried out fully within 12 months of the car park being available for use. Any plants which within a period of 10 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority in writing.