Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy EMP1 – New employment uses (MM72)

Amend Policy EMP1 as follows:

Provision of new employment premises, and the redevelopment, enhancement and reconfiguration of existing employment premises will be permitted within or adjoining the built-up confines of Ashford, Tenterden and the rural settlements listed in policy HOU3a, or adjoining settlements listed in policy HOU5 provided that:

a. the character and appearance of the settlement or surrounding landscape is not damaged significantly by the form of development proposed by virtue of its layout, building design and scale, the level or type of activity it generates, and the functional and visual relationship it has with adjoining uses;

b. there would be no significant impact on the amenities of any neighbouring residential occupiers;

c. appropriate provision can be made for parking and access; and

d. any The impact upon the local road network as assessed in terms of policy TRA7, can be mitigated. In the rural settlements, it must be demonstrated that the development will not generate a type or amount of traffic that would be inappropriate to the rural road network that serves it.