Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S57 - Hamstreet, Warehorne Road (MM54)

Amend criterion a) and e) as follows:

a) Be designed and laid out in such a way as to protect having regard to the character and setting of the site, paying particular attention to the frontage on Warehorne Road, the topography of the site and the site’s relationship with agricultural land to the north;

e) Retain and, wherever possible, enhance the current hedge boundaries fronting Warehorne Road, except for access and highway safety reasons;

Add additional criteria:

l) Ensure appropriate species and habitat surveys are 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 ENV1; and

m) Ensure that any indirect impact on the Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay and the Hamstreet Woods SSSIs is suitably mitigated. Mitigation measures must reflect BOA guidelines and be addressed in consultation with Natural England and Kent Wildlife Trust;