Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S5 - Land south of Pound Lane, Kingsnorth (MM10)

Amend 4.63 text to read:

4.63 The principal access to the site should be gained from Ashford Road with a secondary access to Pound Lane. The potential for vehicular access directly west to the proposed Court Lodge site should not be prejudiced in any proposed layout on this site, and pedestrian and cycleway links should be provided to the site boundary to achieve connectivity to the proposed Court Lodge Local Centre in due course. The potential for signalising of the Pound Lane / Church Hill / Ashford Road crossroads and closing the western arm to through traffic vehicles should be investigated as part of the transport modelling required to be undertaken in accordance with policy TRA8. once the link from Ashford Road to Pound Lane has been delivered.

Amend policy wording from b) onwards to read:

Policy S5 – Land south of Pound Lane

a)  Retain the southern part of the site free from built development, with the creation of pedestrian and cycleway links across the land from Ashford Road to the western site boundary.

b) Provide primary vehicular access from Ashford Road and a secondary access to Pound Lane. Proposals to close Pound Lane to through-traffic, providing access to this development only, and the signalisation of the Pound lane / Ashford Road/ Church Hill junction shall be considered as part of the traffic mitigation proposals for the development. Proposals shall also enable the ability to provide a direct vehicular connection to the boundary with the adjoining Court Lodge Farm development.

c) In addition to the pedestrian and cycleway connection in (ba) above, provide a network of pedestrian and cycleway links throughout the built part of the site including a connection to the site boundary with the adjoining Court Lodge development.

d) Provide a landscaping plan for the site, to be agreed by the Borough Council, to create a significant visual break separation with the adjoining Court Lodge development and to screening to the houses and gardens of any adjoining residential properties.

Split criteria e) into 2, creating new f) and amend final paragraph

e) Be subject to a full Flood Risk Assessment, to be prepared in consultation with agreed by the Environment Agency and the Borough Council.

f) The layout and treatment of surface water drainage through the use of SuDS should be compatible with drainage proposals serving adjacent development. The development should provide a connection to the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with the service provider and provide future access to the existing sewerage infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes. The layout and treatment of surface water drainage will need to ensure that there is no adverse flooding or drainage effects to any neighbouring properties.

In addition, the development shall also:-

i. Provide a proportionate contribution to 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.

ii. Provide proportionate financial contributions to deliver, improve, extend or refurbish existing or planned local recreational, educational and community facilities, as appropriate, in accordance with Policies COM1 and COM2.