Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S21 - Orbital Park (MM23)

Amend Policy S21 as follows:

Land at Orbital Park is allocated for B1, B2 and B8 uses. Other sui generis uses that generate a significant employment output may be acceptable.

Development proposals for this land shall:-

a) Be designed to avoid any significant impact on the amenities of neighbouring residential occupiers on the site’s northern boundary;

b) Appropriate species and habitat surveys should be carried out. Results will inform ecological mitigation and enhancement measures to be provided on the site and proposals for implementation, maintenance and monitoring in accordance with policy ENV1. Particular regard should be given to protecting existing important habitats (especially alongside the East Stour river and within the South Willesborough Dykes Local Wildlife Site) wherever practical and designing the site layout to provide new habitat links – such as planted areas, hedgerows and ditches – linking habitats and providing routes for wildlife and provide for the long term habitat management of these areas;

c) Ensure that the plot ratio for the development of B1 office plots does not exceed 0.4:1; and,

d) Protect Preserve or enhance the setting of the Boys Hall scheduled ancient monument