Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

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Kent County Council (KCC) (Bar… 17 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2543
  • Status: Accepted
Broadband The inclusion of Policy EMP6: Promotion of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is strongly supported as it supports both national and local policy objectives to maximise the availability of high speed broadband services. Ensuring good access to such services will become increasingly important for supporting economic growth, access to educational and training opportunities and the effective delivery of public and preventative, community based services. In order to meet national and local tar
Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Da… 12 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2165
  • Status: Accepted
The attached document outlines our concerns in Part 1, Section 4 that our Parishioners have found it extremely difficult to comment on the Plan. Thus we consider that question 4 is flawed as we do not have professional legal or planning knowledge. Part l also looks at the policies which we consider are UNSOUND. Part two of the attached document places objections to two sites in Kingsnorth Parish, S3 Court Lodge (page 50) and S4 Land north of Steeds Lane and Magpie Hall Road (page 55) which we c
Tenterden Town Council (Philip… 11 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1977
  • Status: Accepted
The following policies were specifically supported by the Town Council
Charing Parish Council (Jill L… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2665
  • Status: Accepted
* Policy EMP6 (P. 205) concerns broadband access for new developments. While welcoming its provisions, it is vital that the whole of the borough can access decent broadband speeds, not just new development. Speeds in Charing Heath and its hinterland, for example, are still lamentably slow (2-3 Mbps) and we understand that this is the case in other parts of the borough. While there are plans to improve this, we do not yet know whether they will reach all of the area. We accept that broadband prov
Local Government Association (… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1777
  • Status: Accepted
Thank you for sharing Ashford Borough Council's Local Plan Broadband Policy with the Local Government Association. Local government has been a key player in the roll-out of improved digital connectivity across the country, working closely with the broadband industry to extend fast connections to local communities via the Superfast Broadband Programme, and with mobile network operators to improve mobile coverage for residents and businesses. Whilst improving digital connectivity is a national ag
Home Builders Federation Ltd (… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1920
  • Status: Accepted
This policy is unsound because it is unjustified and inconsistent with national policy. The Council has not considered the cost implications of this policy. The policy requires that all residential development within the Ashford urban area will enable FTTP. In rural areas, schemes of 10 or more dwellings will enable FTTP. Firstly, this is in effect a Grampian Condition imposed on applications. Providing a fibre connection is not within the control of the developer: the applicant depends on a t
Virgin Media (Dan Butler) 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2473
  • Status: Accepted
Virgin Media support for Ashford Borough Council's Policy EMP6 I write to pledge our strong support for the Council's intention to use planning mechanisms in the Local Plan to ensure that broadband is a top priority for developers of new sites in Ashford. We strongly agree with the Council's intention in the Local Plan (specifically policy EMP6) to require developers to produce a broadband plan when planning permission is granted. This will ensure that digital communications, a modern necessit
Kingsnorth Parish Council (L Bunn) 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2195
  • Status: Accepted
EMP6 p203 Support, considered sound
Matthew Hancock 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2465
  • Status: Accepted
I am delighted to have this opportunity to respond to your public consultation. Advanced high quality superfast broadband is essential for sustainable economic growth. Together with local authorities, we are investing £1.7 billion to bring superfast broadband to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017. Taking steps to ensure that new developments have superfast connectivity will form a key part of us achieving that aim. Ministers have previously written to local authority leaders in England, enco
Lesley Wickens 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION B - EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY Promoting of Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1179
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EMP6 FTTP to the door for developments over 10 dwellings. Other schemes that might provide speeds of 24Mbps.Villages currently often have a speed of 2Mbps max via Open Reach and alternative suppliers via line of site sattelite are very costly. How can this be provided at a reasonable cost?
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