Planning Notice

We list here planning applications for sites in the unparished area of South Ashford and large applications close to its boundary, for which Ashford Borough Council has sent us a notice.

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Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

 Part discharge of condition: Parts A & B of conditions: 34 and 62. Discharge of conditions: 52, 57, 78 & 83.

17/01759/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 16 May 2018

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)
Contamination
    1. Prior to the commencement of development on land forming Phase A2, a detailed remediation scheme for that land to ensure that that part of 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.
    2. 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 land forming Phase A2 as land 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 forming Phase A2 after remediation.
    3. The development within the land forming Phase A2 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 for the land forming Phase A2 and prior to occupation of the building approved within that phase, a verification report for the land forming Phase A2, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Sustainable drainage (including green roofs to buildings)
  1. No development of land forming Phase A2 shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the land’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted system shall comprise retention or storage of the surface water on the land or within the immediate area in a way which is appropriate to the land’s location, topography, hydrogeology and hydrology and incorporate green roofs as appropriate.
    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,
    4. promote biodiversity,
    5. enhance the landscape,
    6. improve public amenities,
    7. return the water to the natural drainage system as near to the source as possible, and
    8. operate both during construction of the development and post completion.

    The submitted details shall include identification of the proposed discharge points from the system, clarify the location and extent of green roofs, include a timetable for provision of the system and arrangements for future maintenance (in particular the type and frequency of maintenance and responsibility for maintenance).

    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. If the proposed surface water discharge point is to be the existing public sewer the applicant must provide written confirmation from Southern Water of their agreement to the proposals.

Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. The development of the land forming Phase A2 shall only be carried out in accordance with the Aspect Ecology reptile survey 2017 and associated reptile mitigation strategy (including timetable for implementation aligned with the proposed phasing of construction, persons responsible for implementing the mitigation works including a programme for the overseeing of the works) as approved on 06/10/17 under reference 16/01157/CONB/AS unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
    2. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A2, an Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in relation to the following;-
      1. details of any required on-site or off-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
      2. any other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part of the development with details of how such works and measures are proposed to be managed in the long-term.

    Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL BUILDING)
Contamination
    1. Prior to the commencement of development on land forming Phase A3, a detailed remediation scheme for that land to ensure that that part of 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.
    2. 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 land forming Phase A3 as land 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 forming Phase A2 after remediation.
    3. The development within the land forming Phase A3 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 for the land forming Phase A3 and prior to occupation of the building approved within that phase, a verification report for the land forming Phase A3, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Sustainable drainage (including green roofs to buildings)
  1. No development of land forming Phase A3 shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the land’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted system shall comprise retention or storage of the surface water on the land or within the immediate area in a way which is appropriate to the land’s location, topography, hydrogeology and hydrology and incorporate green roofs as appropriate.
    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,
    4. promote biodiversity,
    5. enhance the landscape,
    6. improve public amenities,
    7. return the water to the natural drainage system as near to the source as possible, and
    8. operate both during construction of the development and post completion.

    The submitted details shall include identification of the proposed discharge points from the system, clarify the location and extent of green roofs, include a timetable for provision of the system and arrangements for future maintenance (in particular the type and frequency of maintenance and responsibility for maintenance).

    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. If the proposed surface water discharge point is to be the existing public sewer the applicant must provide written confirmation from Southern Water of their agreement to the proposals.

Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. The development of the land forming Phase A3 shall only be carried out in accordance with the Aspect Ecology reptile survey 2017 and associated reptile mitigation strategy (including timetable for implementation aligned with the proposed phasing of construction, persons responsible for implementing the mitigation works including a programme for the overseeing of the works) as approved on 06/10/17 under reference 16/01157/CONB/AS unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
    2. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A3, an Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in relation to the following;-
      1. details of any required on-site or off-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
      2. any other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part of the development with details of how such works and measures are proposed to be managed in the long-term.

    Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 12 & 16

16/01157/CONE/AS

Start of Consultation: 16 May 2018

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

  1. Prior to installation on the land forming Phase A1, full details of the proposed gate to the vehicle access to Victoria Road (including elevational and cross-sectional details at 1:50 scale, materials and final colour finish) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the gate shall only be installed in accordance with such details unless the Local Planning Authority has approved to any variation in writing.

Servicing & acoustic fence

  1. Prior to any night time servicing (defined as between the hours of 23:00 – 07:00) of the land forming Phase A1 taking place the following details shall have been submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority;-
    1. the days of the week that night time servicing will take place,
    2. the duration of the night time servicing,
    3. details of the nature of the night time servicing and the location of the servicing activity on the land, and
    4. the proposed measures to mitigate noise from such night time servicing including location, form, size, appearance and any required adjustments to any previously approved hard and soft landscaping located either within the land forming Phase A1 or on adjacent land.

    Thereafter, the brewery shall only be serviced at night time in accordance with such approvals unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any subsequent proposed variation in writing. Any measures agreed to mitigate noise pursuant to (d) above shall be implemented in full prior to any night time servicing taking place and, notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order, shall be retained and maintained in full effective working order.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 53, 55, 79, 81

17/01759/CONA/AS

Start of Consultation: 10 May 2018

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)
Code of construction practice
  1. Prior to the commencement of the development on land forming Phase A2, 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,

    • An indicative programme for carrying out the works
    • Measures to minimise the production of dust on the site(s)
    • 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.
  1. No construction activities shall take place until a dust management plan for the construction phase (in full compliance with the recommendations of the applicant’s Air Quality Report ref: AQA-19852-16-95) has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the measures set out in the dust management plan shall be implemented in full for the subsequent full duration of construction works unless any variation has been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL BUILDING)
Code of construction practice
  1. Prior to the commencement of the development on land forming Phase A2, 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,

    • An indicative programme for carrying out the works
    • Measures to minimise the production of dust on the site(s)
    • 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.
  1. No construction activities shall take place until a dust management plan for the construction phase (in full compliance with the recommendations of the applicant’s Air Quality Report ref: AQA-19852-16-95) has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the measures set out in the dust management plan shall be implemented in full for the subsequent full duration of construction works unless any variation has been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Limited, Victoria Crescent

Discharge of condition 4

16/00981/COND/AS

Start of Consultation: 9 May 2018

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 the installation of services, a detailed remediation scheme to ensure that that part of 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 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 the first residential occupation of any part of the apartment building, a verification report prepared by a suitably qualified person/firm that both demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out and confirms that the site does not qualify as “contaminated land” under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, having regard to the intended use of the land, shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority

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

Discharge condition 1 Plots 1 &; 2 (Revised scheme)

17/00018/CONK/AS

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 Phasing

Prior to the commencement of the development a plan showing the boundaries of each plot (including corresponding landscaped areas and car parking) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. If the plot boundaries subsequently change, a revised plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. “Plot” in this permission means a plot as identified on the approved plan.

Former Travis Perkins Trading Co Limited, Victoria Crescent

Discharge of condition 9

16/00981/CONC/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 the installation of services, full details of the soft landscaping (including tree planting) works shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details of the soft landscaping (including tree planting works) to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval shall include the following;-
    1. the planting plans;
    2. written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment);
    3. details of the planting that is designed to create year round colour;
    4. schedules of plants noting species, plant & tree sizes and proposed numbers/densities/girth where appropriate;
    5. full tree pit details (including surface level plan detailing, below ground sections and dimensions and fill specification)
    6. 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.

    The soft landscaping (including tree planting) works shall be implemented in full in accordance with the details and timetable approved by the Local Planning Authority unless written approval has been given by the Local Planning Authority
    to any subsequent variation.