Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Comment ID MCLP/994
Document Section Main Changes to Local Plan 2030 Updated Key Diagram - Revised Ashford Urban Area Figure 2 Insert (MC82) Content [View all comments on this section]
Respondent LRM Planning Limited (Owen Jones) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Sep 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? No
If you consider the ‘Main Change’ is unsound, on which grounds do you consider it so (see guidance)?
  • Not Effective

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.


6 MC82 Revised Ashford Urban Area Figure 2 Insert
6.1 We note that the Revised Ashford Urban Area Figure 2 Insert as it relates to Court Lodge it predicated on the built footprint of development at Court Lodge being located on the northern half of the site, with the green infrastructure being located to the south. MC10 provides flexibility for a different footprint for the built development. It is important therefore that the Inset diagram is not afforded a status in the Development Plan that would predetermine the consideration of the arrangement of land uses as allowed for by MC10.

6.2 We also note that the Pound Land Link Road is shown in the Figure 2 Insert as a Proposed Highway Scheme. There is no Policy in the Local Plan or the Local Transport Plan relating to this and, as previously set out, we are not aware of any evidence that demonstrates it is required. The Pound Lane Link Road should be deleted from the Figure 2. Without prejudice to our in-principle objection concerning the justification for the Pound Land Link Road if it is to be retained on Figure 2 the key should be amended to refer to a ‘Possible Highway Scheme’ so as to reflect its actual status.

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?
  • Not Applicable – this is a new representation
Do you consider that this ‘Main Change’ is Legally Compliant in accordance with the relevant regulations?
  • Don't know