Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Comment ID MCLP/818
Document Section Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Policy S51 - Aldington, Land North of Church View (MC94) Content [View all comments on this section]
Respondent KCC (Council) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Aug 2017
To be "Sound" a Plan should be Positively Prepared, Justified, Effective and Consistent with National Policy
Do you consider that this ‘Main Change’ is sound? Yes
If you consider the ‘Main Change’ is unsound, on which grounds do you consider it so (see guidance)?

Please set out your representation here, relating to "soundness". If applicable, what changes do you propose to make the document "sound"?

To help the independent Planning Inspector manage the examination, we ask that representations are concise and, where they are necessarily detailed, that you provide a concise summary setting out your main points.


Policy MC94 S51 Aldington, Land North of Church View (Pages 25-27)


PROW KCC supports Policy S51 (b) - Public Footpath AE474 runs adjacent to the proposed site.

Minerals and Waste Affected economic geology: Sandgate Formation, Hythe Formation. This is an allocation that will affect recognised economic geology in the Ashford area, as shown on the Kent Minerals and Waste local Plan 2013-30 Ashford Borough- Mineral Safeguarding Areas proposals map. In order for this allocation to be fully evidenced as an acceptable option for the delivery of the area’s sustainable growth over the Plan period to 2030, an understanding of the economic geology in this affected site is required. There may be grounds to justify why the mineral safeguarding presumption should be set aside (please refer to the criteria of Policy DM 7 of the Kent Minerals and waste Local Plan 2013-30) on the allocation, which may or may not include prior extraction of the economic geology, though this is as yet un-evidenced due to an absence of minerals assessments.

Heritage The site lies north of the predicted alignment of a roman road and remains associated with the use of this routeway may extend to the site. Low level archaeology anticipated which could be dealt with through suitable conditions on a planning approval.


Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to a new or a previously-submitted omission site?
  • Not Applicable
If you have previously commented on the Local Plan, as a result of this ‘Main Change’ do you wish to withdraw, replace or add to any previous comments?
  • Withdraw in entirety
Do you consider that this ‘Main Change’ is Legally Compliant in accordance with the relevant regulations?
  • Yes