Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S29 - Charing, Land south of Arthur Baker Playing Fields (MM30)

Amend supporting text to read:

4.303 The playing fields to the north of the site are a well-used and popular local facility. Existing access to the playing fields is unsatisfactory being via the adjoining residential development at The Moat. The layout of this site should enable a separate access to be created for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to the playing fields from the A20. Similarly, the pavilion and changing facilities are poor which undermines the ability of the playing fields to cater for the additional demand that will occur from the proposed significant increase in development in Charing. Development of this site should make a financial contribution towards the provision of a new or upgraded pavilion. The scale of such a contribution will be negotiated with the Borough Council (in consultation with the Parish Council).

4.304 Due to the proximity of the playing fields, on-site provision of public open space will not be expected but a financial contribution towards the provision of play equipment on the playing field will be required in accordance with policy COM2 Appropriate financial contributions for community and sports provision will be sought, in line with the provisions set out in COM1 and COM2 of this Local Plan.

Amend policy opening sentence and e) and f)   as follows:

The land south of the Arthur Baker playing fields is proposed for residential development, up to with an indicative capacity of 35 units.

e) provide play equipment on the adjacent playing field in accordance with policy COM2; and,

f) provide a financial contribution towards the provision of a new or upgraded pavilion at the Arthur Baker playing field.

e) Provide appropriate financial contributions towards sports and community infrastructure in line with the provisions set out in Policy COM1 and COM2.