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 STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2554
  • Status: Accepted
The County Council welcomes the Borough Council's commitment to strengthen the role of the Ashford Town Centre and has already taken reduced financial contributions to ensure viability. It is advised that due to marginal viability, any discussions to review contributions will need to be held on a site-by-site basis and in full collaboration with KCC as a key infrastructure provider. Further discussions on the long term impact of this approach would be welcomed.
Ian Wolverson 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1750
  • Status: Accepted
3.130 fails to indicate wether the designer outlet is included as part of the town centre retailing or not. The statements made in 3.130 are likely to be untrue if the outlet is not included. 3.144 The NPP seems to require the opposite of what the town centre is showing (no demand for extra retail). Food shopping is a now a one stop free parking exercise. This cannot be achieved in the town centre. Is rolling a snowball uphill in the heat to even try.
Friends Life, AXA Real Estate… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1705
  • Status: Accepted
Retail Provision We support the focus for new retail and leisure development within Ashford Town Centre. We also note that together with Elwick Place the Phase 2 permission at the DOC provides for the comparison retail needs up to at least 2025 in Ashford Town Centre. In the light of this the Plan does not look to allocate additional sites for further retail growth and that there are sites within the Ashford Town Centre Policy Area defied by Policy SP5 that provide opportunities for development
Kent Wildlife Trust (Vanessa Evans) 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1779
  • Status: Accepted
In the town centre policy, reference needs to be made to the green infrastructure corridor of the River Great Stour Local Wildlife Site (AS27) which transects the town centre. This is a sensitive element; the area around Stour Centre has also been highlighted in the Green/Blue Corridor work as part of the strategic green corridor. It has been identified for habitat enhancement works (A1 Civic and Stour Centre). The protection, retention and enhancement of this needs to be transposed across as a
Central Ashford Comunity Forum… 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1407
  • Status: Accepted
DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE TOWN CENTRE * 3.130 Yes, talking to retailers, they see no need to be at Ashford if already at Canterbury and Maidstone, and high end brands seem to favour Tenterden. * 3.131 office workers spend money. They need shops, cafes etc. so it's not either/or with shops and offices. * 3.136 Agree. * 3.138 yes, but think about why people move here - it's for more space, not to live in flats that they have been priced out of in London. Building loads of flats rather than hous
Central Ashford Comunity Forum… 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1168
  • Status: Accepted
3.147 A place to live in: There are insufficient provisions for families in the town centre. Many of the new homes in the town centre will have families in them and there are almost no play areas.
Central Ashford Comunity Forum… 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1165
  • Status: Accepted
3.147 A place to live in: the Trustees of the Central Ashford Community Forum believe that there are far too many developments planned for the town centre which consist of several storeyed apartment blocks. Most British people prefer to live in houses with a bit of outside space and it is very unlikely that many people will move here from London to live in an apartment - they would be coming for the chance to buy a house, often with the hope that they can have a family in due course. The prices
Simon Gray 04 Jul 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Delivering a Sustainable Town Centre Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/80
  • Status: Accepted
The baseline positioning statement surrounding the current condition of the Ashford Town centre is not defensible. It is stated in the commentary that the Town is both vibrant and attractive. This does not reflect the reality that I and my friends, visitors to the area see. The poor standard of the town centre, the low quality of shops, the lack of brand names and proliferation of cheap pubs and Charity Shops do not cater to the type of visitor, resident that it is stated we wish to attract. We