Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Policy S38 - Smeeth - Land south of Church Road (MC42)

Page 149 Policy S38 Para 4.368

Admin and Response to reps 1807, 2372, 2499 and 2500

Amendments to S38 – Smeeth – Land South of Church Road

Amend Policy Map S38 to include an additional site area - Shown by blue boundary line:

Amend paragraph 4.368:

4.368 This area is residential in character and consists mainly of detached dwellings and bungalows so the scale and density of new development should be low. The site is within walking distance of the village centre and the range of services provided there, as is located opposite the village recreation field.  At approximately 1.4 hectares in size, It the site is considered suitable for residential development of around with an indicative capacity of 35 30 dwellings depending on the size and layout (at around 25 30 dwellings per hectare).

Add new paragraph after 4.371:

Southern Water’s assessment has revealed that additional sewerage infrastructure would be required to serve the proposed development. The development will therefore be required to make a connection to the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network. Early liaison should take place with the service provider in this regard.

Amend and add criterion to policy text of S38 as follows:

Policy S38 - Smeeth - Land South of Church Road

The land south of Church Road is proposed for residential development with an indicative capacity of 35 dwellings for up to 30 units. Development proposals for this site shall:

a. Be designed and laid out to take account of the residential amenity of neighbouring occupiers. Dwellings should be orientated to enable overlooking and natural surveillance of open areas. The development should be no more than two stories in height;

b. Provide a pedestrian link to the public footpath that runs alongside the eastern boundary of the site;

c. Create soft landscaping along the south-eastern edge to lessen the visual impact of development on the countryside beyond;

d) Provide a connection to the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with the service provider.