Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy HOU10 – Development of residential gardens (MM66)

Amend policy structure and wording as follows (drop down some of the opening text into criteria, add new criteria, amend numbering and wording, delete original b) c) and e)

Development proposals involving the complete or partial redevelopment of residential garden land will be permitted provided the proposed development complies with: the Council's external space standards as set out in Policy HOU15;

a) Windfall Housing Policy HOU3a or HOU5 (as relevant); 

b)  Does not result in significant harm to the character of the area including a) the surrounding grain and built pattern of development, including the prevailing building density, line, frontage width, building orientation, distance from the road, existing plot sizes and visual separation between dwellings; and

b)The surrounding built form comprising the scale, massing, height, design and materials of construction of the buildings;

c) The wider landscape and/or the countryside setting;

d) Does not result in significant harm to wildlife corridors and biodiversity habitats. ; and

e) The amenity of adjoining residents.