Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S3- Court Lodge (MM8)

Amend supporting text 4.37 as follows:

4.37 The Local Centre will also need to be sited at the confluence of the main vehicular links through the development. This will, initially, include a route from the north via Pound Lane or Merino Way and a route from the west via Long Length. This latter route will could also form part of a new ‘strategic’ route through the development to Pound Lane where it will would meet a proposed new single-carriageway link road to the east of Knights Park linking with the A2070 junction at Park Farm (Forestall Meadow). Detailed transport modelling, as required by policy TRA8, on the impact of the development on the highway network will determine whether this strategic route is required to satisfactorily accommodate traffic from the development. Should the outcome of an agreed traffic modelling exercise indicate that the link road is required, it is expected that the development here will would help to fund the delivery of this new link road, on a proportionate basis. In addition any event, the layout shall also provide for the delivery of a route to the south-east as far as the site boundary to deliver a connection to the proposed development allocation at north of Steeds Lane and Magpie Hall Road (see policy S4).

Amend policy S3 criteria c) and final paragraph wording to read:

c) Ecology – Appropriate species and habitat surveys should be carried out.full details of Results will inform ecological mitigation measures to be provided on the site and proposals for their implementation, and future maintenance and monitoring in accordance with Policy ENV1.

In addition, the development shall also:-

i. Provide affordable housing in accordance with Policy HOU1 and provide a mix of dwelling types and sizes in accordance with Policy HOU18.

ii. Provide primary vehicular access from Long Length to Pound Lane via the Local Centre. to enable connection to the Pound Lane Link Road to the north. Vehicular access to the south–eastern boundary of the site and the allocation at site S4 shall also be provided as part of any proposals for the development of the site. Any other links to local roads will be determined as part of the masterplan to be agreed.

iii. Provide a proportionate financial contribution to the delivery of the Pound Lane Link Road (if agreed transport modelling indicates this infrastructure is required), and the delivery of Highway England’s scheme for a new M20 Junction 10a and any other off-site highway improvements measures identified through agreed transport modelling in accordance with policy TRA8.