Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Document Section Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan Policy HOU10 – Development of residential gardens (MM66) Policy HOU10 – Development of residential gardens (MM66) [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID MMLP/54
Respondent martin newman [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted
To be "Sound" a Plan should be Positively Prepared, Justified, Effective and Consistent with National Policy
Do you consider that this ‘Main Modification’ is sound? No
If you consider this ‘Main Modification’ to be unsound, on which grounds do you consider it so?
  • Not effective
Please give details of why you consider this ‘Main Modification’ to be unsound in accordance with the tests above (if applicable)? Pluckley Parish Council does not support the removal of certain clauses under Policy HOU10, governing development in residential gardens. We suggest the following clauses, removed in the Modifications document, be re-instated:
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
e) the amenity of adjoining residents
Each of these issues seems to be a pertinent and required factor in making developments acceptable within the community and should be retained.