Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy S60 - St Michaels (High Halden) Land at Pope House Farm (MM57)

Amend para. 4.532 to start as follows:-

The primary vehicle access will be provided directly on to the A28, as shown on the policies map. This will need to include a right turn lane for vehicles travelling from the south with a suitably designed pedestrian refuge island.

Add a new paragraph after 4.536 as follows:

Due to the location of this site, which is within High Halden Parish but adjoined to St. Michaels settlement (part of Tenterden Town), it is important that the scheme makes contributions to the appropriate local facilities. The scale of such contributions will be negotiated with the Borough Council in consultation with the two relevant Councils.

Amend criteria a), b) and e) to read as follows:-

a)  Be designed and laid out in such a way as to protect and preserve or enhance the character and setting of the adjoining listed building and associated properties. Particular attention also needs to be given to the eastern area of the site, where it adjoins the open countryside and is visible in the wider landscape. Densities should reflect the surrounding character of these locations and overall the site density should be around 30dph;

b) Provide primary access from on Ashford Road, including the provision of a right-turn lane with pedestrian refuge island, as shown on the policies map.

e) 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. Provide appropriate ecological mitigation and Particular regard should be given to the provision of ecological corridors through the site and an area of open recreation space in the northern areas of the site which are not identified for residential development; and