Site

Former South Kent College Site, Jemmett Road

Discharge of conditions 21 (Landscape management), 26 (Disposal of foul water), 30 (External details), 32 (Water Calculations), 41 (Street Signage), 44 (Residential Sustainable Travel Pack)

11/00405/CONH/AS

Start of Consultation: 22 Oct 2018, End of Consultation: 15 Nov 2018

Original Application

11/00405/AS

Demolition of existing buildings and construction of up to 241 dwellings and associated access and landscaping

posted on 10 December 2016.

Conditions

  1. A landscape management plan, including long term design and bio-diversity objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for all landscaped areas, other than small, privately owned, domestic gardens, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority prior to the occupation of the development or any phase of the development, whichever is the sooner, for its permitted use. The landscape management plan shall be carried out as approved.
  1. None of the dwellings shall be occupied until works for the disposal of sewage have been provided to serve the development hereby permitted, in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority (in consultation with Southern Water Services) at the same time as the details required pursuant to Condition 1 and such approved works shall be appropriately retained and maintained in perpetuity.
  1. Each of the following is required to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing prior to their usage in any building:
    1. the location and colour of rain water and soil pipes;
    2. the location, size and colour of external vents, grilles and flues in walls or the roof;
    3. 1:20 scale elevations and sections sufficient to identify the specific form and location of all external electricity and gas meter boxes and associated pipework, together with their relationship to proposed adjacent ground levels whether hard or soft landscaped;
    4. 1:20 scale front and side elevations of any projecting, or Juliet style, balconies;
    5. 1:20 scale front and side elevations of any bay or oriel style windows;
    6. 1:20 scale front and side elevations of any flat or pitched roofed door canopies (including materials and finish, details of any supporting posts and related brick plinths and roofing materials);
    7. details sufficient to show proposed flashings at the intersections of roof planes between individual buildings combined to give continuous frontage to the street;
    8. 1:20 scale front and side elevations of proposed any flat-roof and pitched-roof dormer windows.
    9. 1:20 details of all proposed eaves and verge treatments, including the use of over fascia venting (or any methods obviating the need for such) and the development shall be constructed in accordance with the approved details.
  1. Each dwelling shall be constructed and fitted out so that the potential consumption of wholesome water by persons occupying the dwelling will not exceed 110 litres per person per day as measured in accordance with a methodology approved by the Secretary of State.No dwelling shall be occupied unless the notice for that dwelling of the potential consumption of wholesome water per person per day required by the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) has been given to the Local Planning Authority.
  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Oder 2015 (as amended) or any other Order or any subsequent Order revoking or re-enacting that Order, no street name signage shall be installed within any public highway land unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No dwelling may be occupied until a scheme for the provision of all street name signs has been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority (in consultation with Kent Highway Services) and street name signs have been provided in accordance with the approved scheme. The scheme shall comprise the following:-
    1. Details of the location of all street name signs for the streets servicing the detailed development hereby approved.
    2. Details of the precise positioning of any street name signs to be attached to the elevations of buildings through submission of a 1:100 scale drawing
    3. copies of the easements in relation to the Plots concerned to allow installation and periodic maintenance by the local authority.
  1. 44 No dwelling shall be occupied until details of a residents’ sustainable travel information welcome pack has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. The residents’ sustainable travel information welcome pack shall comprise the following:-
    1. details (including coloured maps) of existing on and off-carriageway cycle routes in the neighbourhood linking important destinations, together with links to Ashford Town Centre and Ashford International Station
    2. details (Including coloured maps) of the stretch of ‘learning link’ to be provided to accommodate shared pedestrian and cycle use
    3. full details (including coloured maps, service number, timetables) of the existing bus services in the vicinity of the site helping link it with other important destinations including Ashford Town Centre and Ashford International Station.

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Limited, Victoria Crescent

Discharge of condition 11

16/00981/CONG/AS

 

Original Application

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

Conditions

    1. The apartment building hereby permitted shall not be first occupied until a report prepared by SLR, or a similarly qualified firm, has been provided to the local planning authority confirming that a sustainable surface water drainage scheme, based on the proposals within the SLR Flood Risk Assessment Ref.408.06248.00001 June 2016 has been installed. The report should demonstrate that the surface water generated by this 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.
    2. The apartment building hereby permitted shall not be first occupied 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 be implemented and thereafter managed and maintained in accordance with the approved details unless the local planning authority has agreed to any variation in writing. Those details shall include:
      1. a timetable for its implementation, and,
      2. a management and maintenance plan 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.

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Limited, Victoria Crescent

Discharge of condition 8 &; updated detail in respect of 7F / 7G regarding the boundary wall.

16/00981/CONF/AS

 

Original Application

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

Conditions

  1. Prior to any construction above ground level, written details including source/manufacturer, and samples of bricks, tiles and cladding materials to be used externally shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the development shall be carried out using the approved external materials.

    Furthermore, prior to any construction above ground level the details set out below shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and, thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority in writing;-

    1. full details of glazing and external doors, including all external joinery and framing methods and external colour and the depth of recess of window and door frames in brick reveals (1:20),
    2. sections, elevations and colour finish of external rainwater goods (1:20)
    3. elevations sufficient to show the extent of proposed textured brickwork areas and use of brick soldier course detailing (1:50) and typical sections sufficient to illustrate the depth of any projection or recess (1:20)
    4. elevations, materials and external colour of entrance canopies to the circulation core (1:20)
    5. sections, elevations and colour finish to proposed balconies to shown handrail and balustrades (1:10)
    6. surfacing treatment and intended demarcation of private terraces serving ground floor apartments
    7. elevations and sections of brick boundary walls (including piers) and railings affixed thereto including specification, finials and colour finish

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD

Discharge of condition 42 (Part discharge part B)

14/01402/CONM/AS

Start of Consultation: 19 Oct 2018, End of Consultation: 12 Nov 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

New floorspace: sustainable design & construction & extent / location of photovoltaic panels
    1. The development hereby approved shall be constructed to achieve a target
      Building Research Establishment BREEAM (or subsequent equivalent quality
      assured scheme) overall ‘Very Good’ standard comprising the following
      minimum credit requirements:-

      1. ‘Excellent’ standard in respect of energy credits,
      2. ‘Maximum standard in respect of water credits,
      3. ‘Excellent standard in respect of materials credits, and
      4. under criterion Ene4 (Low and Zero Carbon Technologies) (or subsequent equivalent criterion) 1 credit for a feasibility study and 2 credits for a 20% reduction in carbon emissions.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the following shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority within 3 months of work commencing on a given phase:-
      1. A feasibility study to establish the most appropriate local low and zero carbon (“LZC”) technologies to install and which shall be in accordance with the feasibility study requirements set out within BREEAM 2011 New Construction (or subsequent equivalent requirements),
      2. Simplified Building Energy Model (“SBEM”) calculations from a competent person stating the estimated amount of carbon emissions from energy demand with and without LZC technologies installed,
      3. A BREEAM ‘Design Stage’ report and related certification produced by a registered assessor, and
      4. Details of the measures, LZC and other technologies to be used to achieve the BREEAM standard and credit requirements specified above.
    3. Thereafter, the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved report and details and the approved measures and LZC and other technologies for achieving the BREEAM standard and credit requirements specified above shall thereafter be retained in working order in perpetuity unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
    4. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, within three months of occupation of the new buildings hereby approved the applicant shall have submitted to and approved in writing, parts (i) and (ii) below by the Local Planning Authority for that building:
      1. SBEM calculations from a competent person stating (i) the actual amount of carbon emissions from energy demand with the LZC technologies that have been installed and what the emissions would have been without them and
      2. the actual amount of residual carbon emissions, and
      3. a BREEAM ‘Post Construction Stage’ report and related certification produced by a registered assessor confirming the BREEAM standard that has been achieved and the credits awarded under Ene4.

Options for changes to hospital and local care services survey

Following our post regarding listening events to discuss potential options for changing hospital and local care services in east Kent, alongside the public meetings and other engagement activity, Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway have a survey open until 25 November for you to share your views on the current proposals. Please read this information about the potential changes before completing the survey.

If you are attending one of the listening events, information given may help you to complete the survey.

The survey link is: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EastKentNHS2018/

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Land south of junction of Beaver Road and Victoria Road

Discharge condition 25 (Substation)

16/01164/CONC/AS

 

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

Substation on George Street frontage
  1. Prior to installation full scale drawing details of the substation (including associated fencing/ enclosure/gates, colour finish and screen landscaping) shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing and thereafter the substation shall only be implemented and thereafter maintained in accordance with such details unless agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Ashford Designer Outlet, Kimberley Way, TN24 0SD – decided

Discharge of condition 43 (Photovoltaic Panels)

14/01402/CONL/AS

Decided: Permit

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 installation, the following shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing:-
    1. Details of the width, depth, height and colour of proposed photovoltaic panels,
    2. Details of the way that panels will be fixed to the roof, including angle of installation and resultant height above the roof together with full details of any supporting structure including colour finish thereof, an
    3. A 1:50 scale roof plan showing the proposed extent of coverage of the roof with photovoltaic panels together with photomontages from surrounding viewpoints (following advance discussion and agreement of such with the local planning authority) showing the visual impact of the roof coverage in photovoltaic panels.

    Thereafter, the approved details shall be installed in accordance with such approval unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any subsequent variation. The approved and implemented details shall be retained in perpetuity in full working order.

KCC Budget Consultation

Budget Consultation 2019-20

Kent County Council

Opens:11 October 2018
Closes: 21 November 2018

Kent County Council (KCC) provides a huge range of essential services to the people of Kent and when times are tough it is more important than ever to spend money wisely. We need to make some big decisions and would value your views before setting next year’s council budget (April 2019 to March 2020).

How KCC are funded£967m planned spend

Funding for the KCC budget comes from many sources in addition to council tax, including grants from central government. About a third of the council’s budget is made up of money we receive from council tax. Each year we decide how much we can spend on services for Kent residents and businesses for the next financial year, compared to how much funding we’re likely to get from the government and local taxation.
www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget/how-we-are-funded

KCC prioritises spending on services that:

  • make sure children and young people get the best start in life
  • help communities feel the benefits of economic growth by being in work, healthy and enjoying a good quality of life
  • help older and vulnerable residents to be safe and supported with choices to live independently.

These are KCCs strategic priorities. The Strategic Statement Annual Report details how every pound spent in Kent is used to deliver better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities and businesses.
www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/strategies-and-policies/corporate-policies/increasing-opportunities-improving-outcomes

The Big Challenge

£640m savings over 8 yearsSome councils are in severe financial difficulty and are now being forced to make some tough decisions, including reducing services to a minimum. KCC is not one of these authorities.

In recent years the amount of money available to local councils from the government has decreased while demand and cost for council services has increased. We expect this trend to continue in the future.

Since 2010, we have made savings of £640 million to offset these challenges. These savings have focussed on the transformation of services, which means delivering better outcomes at lower cost and working in more efficient ways. This has allowed us to continue to protect and invest in front line services.

However, there is also increased pressure on spending because of the rising demand for services, inflation and the living wage. This means that despite the £640 million savings KCC have already made since 2010, they still have a considerable shortfall to find now (around £94 million in 2019-20) and in years to come.

You can find out more about the council’s finance and budget (www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget), including what they spend their money on (www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget/spending) and council tax (www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget/council-tax).

What do you think?

We’d like to hear your views on:

  • Council Tax – is a modest rise acceptable if it helps to sustain the services that you value most?
  • The future of KCC services – are they focussing on the right priorities or have we got some things wrong?
  • How can KCC improve their communication with you – so that you are aware of the challenges they face now and in the future?

Please read the budget consultation document before completing the online questionnaire.
https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/gf2.ti/f/965314/41994469.1/DOCX/-/Budget_Consultation_Information_Document.docx

The consultation will close on 21 November 2018.

Complete the online questionnaire
https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/DraftBudgetStrategy201920/answerQuestionnaire?qid=5376387

Consultation documents

For more details on the UK’s public finances and the terms used to describe them see the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Brief Guide to Public Finances (http://obr.uk/forecasts-in-depth/brief-guides-and-explainers/public-finances).

Kent County Council  11 October 2018
www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget/our-budget