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Peter Snaith 24 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/328
  • Status: Accepted
The proposal is contrary to policy SP7 and is directly contrary to the conclusions reached in Appendix 3D of the sustainability survey of sites in 2014. The site is not appropriate for any development for the following reasons: The site: - is visually intrusive - difficult to screen, highly visible from many viewpoints and over long distances - extends village into rural land away from its core - involves the loss of greenfield arable land - has only very weak and inadequate landscape protect
Erica Gadsby 24 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/340
  • Status: Accepted
The site is not appropriate for any development because it is contrary to policy SP7, and is also contrary to the conclusions reached in the sustainability survey of sites conducted in 2014 (Appendix 3D). The site: - is visually intrusive - difficult to screen, highly visible from many viewpoints and over long distances - extends village into rural land away from its core - involves the loss of greenfield arable land - has only very weak and inadequate landscape protections proposed for it
daphne wanstall 19 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/147
  • Status: Accepted
I feel that more house on s51 land north of church view would be a blot on the landscape. There are enough houses being built in Aldington. The roads can not cope with the traffic. Wildlife and wild flowers also public footpaths are on this land. Church view would not be church view anymore, outstanding beauty behind the church view houses. Land should be kept for farming. Not against progress in the village but only in moderation. We have had enough want to continue as a village not a suburb of
F Montford 17 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/110
  • Status: Accepted
Yet again another consultation for yet again more houses!! Has not Aldington village turned into a building site over the last 10 years had enough? 13 years ago our doctors surgery was moved to 7 miles away in Hamstreet with no provision of public transport, then the ongoing building of houses started! More and more houses were built and then our bus service was cut to 5 a day in 2012 taking away also the week end service. The village having increased by 68% has had its fabric totally damaged by
Nick Hulme 16 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/101
  • Status: Accepted
There are two issues: 1. The changes are all additive without any further additional leisure, infrastructure or hospital provision. Ashford town centre should be able to support more shops, leisure and bars/restaurants and theatre. The cinema is good but not sufficient. 2. Ashford expansion, particularly to S.E and S.W risks meeting up with Otterpool. Better thinking around creating a buffer zone/green landscape needs better thought and legal protection.
Charles Sell 08 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/76
  • Status: Accepted
Aldington has been subjected to too many developments in recent years with no improvements to infrastructure. The roads into the village were declassified some years ago and so are not treated in winter. The roads are narrow and do not cope with heavy traffic demand. The water supply barely copes at present, I and other residents find that water pressure drops, sometimes to nil, in dry summers so how would it cope with increased demand? The bus service has been reduced and there are no longer an
Peter Leonard 07 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/66
  • Status: Accepted
Sixty years ago, Aldington was an industrial village with stone quarries and aggregate works. Dust was everywhere. These businesses closed and quarries were reclaimed. Some have been built upon. But for these workings, it is most unlikely that Aldington would have received the scale of development it has experienced, it being a village situated in a designated area of landscape beauty. The main route to the village is from the A20 at Smeeth crossroads via Evegate Mill. This is of an inadequate
Caroline Harris 04 Aug 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/60
  • Status: Accepted
Aldington cannot support a significant number of housing increase. The roads in the village are not wide enough and not fit for purpose. There is insufficient infrastructure apart from the school. No significant bus/transport service. No healthcare. It's just not viable. Aldington has had a number of new houses in the last 10 years. Go look somewhere else! Smeeth would be better - more links/support.
Richard Lavender 28 Jul 2017

Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content

  • Comment ID: MCLP/49
  • Status: Accepted
I fully agree with both proposals S51 and S52. I would support a percentage of the developments to come under the affordable housing category to retain the young people of the village. Set back within the site line of the existing Church View development should be considered. Any 106 contributions should be set against improvements to the Village Hall, and better transport links with both Ashford and Hythe/Folkestone.
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