Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2699
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft SITE POLICIES Ashford Urban Area Gasworks Lane Content View all on this section
Respondent Highways England (Kevin Brown) View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? No
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes



Policy S10 proposes the Gasworks Lane site (off Leacon Road) for residential development (up to 150 units). Policy S11 proposes the Leacon Road site for residential development (up to 100 units).


The individual and cumulative impact of these closely located sites could adversely impact both the M20 and A2070 in terms of congestion and safety.

The impacts of the sites on the SRN should be set out in the transport evidence base. In the absence of a current transport evidence base there is uncertainty regarding the SRN impacts of these sites and whether or not the proposed development is deliverable in transport terms. In the absence of this information, for this Policy to be effective and “sound” in line with NPPF we recommend that the following policy wording additions be applied:

A Transport Assessment should be produced in accordance with Policy TRA8 and measures proposed to mitigate any impact of development on the wider transport network.

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? See Above
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces. No
Please supply details of the omission site.