Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

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Wheler Foundation (Wheler Foun… 24 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2865
  • Status: Accepted
Policy HOU4 – Residential Development in the rural settlements Whilst Policy HOU4 suggests minor residential development and infilling of a scale that can be easily integrated into the existing settlements such as Charing is acceptable, we object to the reference of 'minor'. Should sites be sustainably located that are of a scale to the surrounding area, can be easily integrated into the existing settlement and are available, viable and suitable for development now, they should be brought f
Gladman Developments (Mat Evans) 17 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2688
  • Status: Accepted
Policy HOU4 – Residential Development in rural settlements Policy Analysis and Conclusions on Soundness 7.7.1 The policy effectively deals with all residential development within settlements outside of Ashford and Tenderden, and contains criteria for the acceptability of residential development in such areas. GDL note that the settlement boundary limits have not been reviewed, and that this policy prevents development outside of settlement boundaries. The policy needs to be considered with
Ashford Borough Council (Geral… 11 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2105
  • Status: Accepted
The reliance on windfall sites, both for housing and gipsy pitches, places the rural parts of the Borough under serious threat. Since this Council is seen not to have a 5 year supply, and since the NPPF favours sustainable development, particularly where the 5 year supply is lacking, the temptation will be to allow development which may gradually destroy the rural areas - HOU 3, HOU 4 and HOU 5.
Wye with Hinxhill Parish Counc… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2527
  • Status: Accepted
Paragraph 5.49 pg 173 The Parish Council supports this statement
Friends Life, AXA Real Estate… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1747
  • Status: Accepted
Draft Local Plan Policy HOU3 has regard to windfall residential development which will be acceptable "within the built up confines of Ashford providing that it can be integrated into the existing urban area" and it can successfully meets a number of criteria relating to design, layout and amenity. We do not have an issue with those criteria, although, as noted above, there is a level of uncertainty over the definition of the land to which this policy relates. For example, this site is curre
Charing Parish Council (Jill L… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2663
  • Status: Accepted
* Policy HOU4. P176. We welcome the fact that Charing Heath is considered acceptable for minor infilling. We believe a limited amount of additional housing is desirable to maintain the viability of the settlement.
Christine craib 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2307
  • Status: Accepted
I have today just seen the Wittersham Parish Council's response to the Council to the Local Plan. I would like to point out that the parish council has no mandate for taking this action which in fact seems to be asking for development of a sort that most people in Wittersham have already said is not required or desired. The village was given no opportunity to give their own view to the Parish Council, no public meeting was organised and no publicity or literature put out so that residents could
Paul Browne Homes (M Browne) 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2063
  • Status: Accepted
The inclusion of a list of settlements within HOU4 is in effect a blanket policy restricting development in certain settlements. The process of defining settlements should not be seen in a negative or restrictive way. The current policy as worded is too restrictive and does not enable sites on the immediate edge of confines to be considered for delivery of more than 3. This is to ignore proper assessment of any site and its context or the needs of a settlement.
Thomas Bates and Son Ltd (Josh… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2075
  • Status: Accepted
Section A - Housing 3.1 Support is extended for the housing policies of the plan which relate to rural settlements. Policy HOU4 "Residential Development in the Rural Settlements" finds Boughton Lees/Eastwell to be suited for "minor residential development and infilling of a scale that can be easily integrated into the existing settlement…." 3.2 Land at Rook Toll complies with a number of policies in the plan, for housing in rural settlements. As stated above it would be suitable for the provis
The Mersham Estate (Michael-Jo… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Residential Windfall Development Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2491
  • Status: Accepted
We support the Council's flexible approach to development within rural settlements, and agree that fixed development boundaries tend to be too restrictive. Villages have tended to grow organically and do not fit neatly within a fixed boundary. There are often gaps between properties which have no landscape or agricultural value and could be put to better use. This policy would provide that flexibility and put redundant land to good use.
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