Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

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Christian Byron 08 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/1247
  • Status: Accepted
I am delighted to see that further development of the U19 site particularly the land between Highfield Lane and Blind Lane is not included in the 2030 local plan. This decision is to be applauded. I would respectfully ask that the plan goes further and protects this land in perpetuity as open country side. It is so important to protect the integrity of Ashford's village communities, and further development of this site would effectively destroy Mersham both as a rural village and separate entity
Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Miller) 08 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/1248
  • Status: Accepted
3.116 – Support Ashford's approach to employment expansion in the rural area which promotes appropriate small scale expansion of existing rural employment sites.
High Weald Joint Advisory Comm… 08 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/2415
  • Status: Accepted
3.116 – Support Ashford's approach to employment expansion in the rural area which promotes appropriate small scale expansion of existing rural employment sites.
Jenny Mills 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/1119
  • Status: Accepted
Although it is stated in 3.115 that sufficient land is allocated to meet overall land requirements to 2030, Paras. 3.107 to 3.111 relating to the development site at Sevington should state specifically that the area of land abutting this site between Highfield Lane and Blind Lane (WE15), will never be available for development and allocated in this and future Local Plan Reviews as a strategic gap/green buffer to protect the ancient rural settlement of Mersham.
Lesley Wickens 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/1144
  • Status: Accepted
This document states quite categorically that it supersedes the existing Local Plans
Lesley Wickens 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/1173
  • Status: Accepted
3.82 Companies locating to Ashford will find a lack of high skilled workers. Any company that offers low skilled jobs such as warehouse operatives (Sevington park) is not going to raise the level of low wages in fact it does the opposite, leading to other local employers matching their low wages. 3.99 In the changing economic climate currently would the target of 11,100 jobs be feasible? 3.108 We are informed Sevington Park outline planning has been given for the revised scheme submitted. Will
Paul Buggins 28 Jul 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/479
  • Status: Accepted
Looking at comments on employment in rural areas. There seems little mention of agriculture. Historically agriculture was a big part of the growth of Ashford. I believe there should be positive policies that safeguard existing agricultural activities and support expansion and development. Whilst appreciating central government guidance in supporting change of use of redundant agricultural buildings to residential dwellings I believe within the borough we should look to retain agricultural activi
Courtley Planning Consultants… 27 Jul 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/432
  • Status: Accepted
The GL Hearn Strategic Employment Options Report (SEOR) was produced in 2012 when the economic conditions in the UK were significantly worse than they are now. The report also concentrated on the Ashford economy and based its recommendation upon a "downside risks" scenario and revised assessment based upon a " baseline " trajectory which now suggests a "modest growth" scenario. Neither of these options would appear to comply with the NPPF objective of " positive growth" or " respond positively t
clive wootton 29 Jun 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery

  • Comment ID: ALP/18
  • Status: Accepted
This part of the plan is acceptable
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