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Land at former Concorde House, Austin Road

Discharge of conditions 9, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 &; 26

14/01515/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 5 May 2017, End of Consultation: 29 May 2017

Original Application

14/01515/AS Erection of 4 x 2 bed houses and 10 x 3 bed houses with associated parking on existing commercial site. Provision of commercial parking posted on 27 May 2015

Conditions

  1. Details of a scheme for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity, including bat and bird boxes, use of native species in landscaping and incorporation of features beneficial to wildlife wherever possible within and around the perimeter of the site, together with the timing/phasing of the respective elements forming the scheme and proposed management arrangements, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be fully implemented prior to the occupation of the final dwelling on the site and thereafter maintained.
  1. No development approved by this planning permission shall take place until a remediation strategy that includes the following components to deal with the risks associated with contamination of the site shall each be submitted to and approved, in writing, by the local planning authority:
    1. A preliminary risk assessment which has identified:
      1. all previous uses
      2. potential contaminants associated with those uses
      3. a conceptual model of the site indicating sources, pathways and receptors iv. potentially unacceptable risks arising from contamination at the site.
    2. A site investigation scheme, based on (a) to provide information for a detailed assessment of the risk to all receptors that may be affected, including those off site.
    3. The results of the site investigation and the detailed risk assessment referred to in (b) and, based on these, an options appraisal and remediation strategy giving full details of the remediation measures required and how they are to be undertaken.
    4. A verification plan providing details of the data that will be collected in order to demonstrate that the works set out in the remediation strategy in (c) are complete and identifying any requirements for longer-term monitoring of pollutant linkages, maintenance and arrangements for contingency action.

    Any changes to these components require the express written consent of the local planning authority. The scheme shall be implemented as approved.

  2. No occupation of any part of the permitted development shall take place until a verification report demonstrating completion of works set out in the approved remediation strategy and the effectiveness of the remediation shall be submitted to and approved, in writing, by the local planning authority. The report shall include results of sampling and monitoring carried out in accordance with the approved verification plan to demonstrate that the site remediation criteria have been met. It shall also include any plan (a “long-term monitoring and maintenance plan”) for longer-term monitoring of pollutant linkages, maintenance and arrangements for contingency action, as identified in the verification plan. The long-term monitoring and maintenance plan shall be implemented as approved.
  3. If, during development, contamination not previously identified is found to be present at the site then no further development (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the local planning authority) shall be carried out until the developer has submitted a remediation strategy to the local planning authority detailing how this unsuspected contamination shall be dealt with and obtained written approval from the local planning authority. The remediation strategy shall be implemented as approved.
  1. Prior to the commencement of development, details of measures to be undertaken to protect the public sewers shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved details
  2. Prior to the commencement of development, details of the proposed means of foul and surface water sewerage disposal shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the details.
  3. 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. The final drainage plan for the scheme will be approved by Ashford Borough council to ensure that surface water runoff from the site is being dealt with appropriately and in line with Ashford Borough Council’s Sustainable Drainage SPD. This will include a modified surface water drainage strategy which satisfies the requirements of the SPD. All discharging water runoff will be dealt with within the application boundary via suitable methods approved by Ashford Borough council where practicable. Proposals should identify any overland flow paths, channelling of flows, or piped flows along with the final point of discharge of the water from the site into a suitably agreed point of discharge. 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.
    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, a timetable for the 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.

  1. Before any construction commences on the site the following shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:
    • Code of Construction Practice;
    • Hours of working for construction;

    The development shall thereafter be carried out in strict accordance with the approved details unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority

Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers

Action FraudThere has been a series of recent incidents reported to Action Fraud where a lone fraudster has approached victims whom they believe to be unfamiliar with the local area. They make an excuse to talk to the victims such as enquiring about directions or offering a recommendation for a good hotel.

After this interaction, several other fraudsters will intervene purporting to be police officers in plain clothes and will sometimes present false identification as proof. The fake officers will then give a reason to examine the victims’ wallet, purse or personal items. They may also examine the first fraudster’s items or try to tell victims that the first fraudster is suspicious in order to gain victim trust and appear more realistic in their guise.

After all the fake police ‘checks’ are finished, victims have then reported being handed back their personal items only to later realise that a quantity of money or valuables were missing.

How to protect yourself:

  • If an individual claims to be a police officer ask for their name and rank, force, and examine any identification presented; this is always good practice but especially important if they are not wearing a uniform.
  • The Police will never ask for your passwords or PIN details. Do not give this information to anyone.
  • The Police will never request that you withdraw/transfer any money to them or to a ‘safe’ account.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Action Fraud 04 May 2017
www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/da/178433/Tourists%20Targeted%20by%20Fake%20Police%20Officers.html

Avoid letting your baby get too hot

Safer Sleep WeekIt is important to make sure that your baby is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold. The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot.

A room temperature of 16-20°C, with light bedding or a lightweight well-fitting baby sleep bag that is comfortable and safe for sleeping babies.

It can be difficult to judge the temperature in the room, so use a room thermometer in the rooms where your baby sleeps and plays. A simple room thermometer is available from The Lullaby Trust online shop. For more information please call 020 7802 3200.

Advice on room temperature is intended as a guide. Every baby is different, so while it’s important to be informed about overheating you need to check your baby regularly to see if he or she is too hot. Feel the baby’s tummy or the back of their neck (your baby’s hands and feet will usually be cooler, which is normal). If your baby’s skin is hot or sweaty, remove one or more layers of bedclothes.

Babies who are unwell need fewer, not more bedclothes. Babies do not need to wear hats indoors, nor sleep under a duvet or quilt.

#safersleepweek

The Lullaby Trust, ‘Safer Sleep for babies: a Guide for Parents’,
www.lullabytrust.org.uk/roomtemperature

Land to the rear of 170 to 190, Beaver Road – decided

Discharge condition 2, 4

15/01514/CONA/AS

Withdrawn By Applicant

Original Application

15/01514/AS Erection of 7 garages and associated turning area posted on 2 December 2015

Conditions

  1. 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 before the development is commenced and the development shall be carried out using the approved external materials.
  1. The area shown on the drawing number (1509/3/B) as garages and turning space shall be provided, surfaced and drained in accordance with details submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the first use of the garages.