Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/1421
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft SITE POLICIES Ashford Urban Area Gasworks Lane Content View all on this section
Respondent Central Ashford Comunity Forum… View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? No
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
  • Not Positively Prepared
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

4.116 Seriously concerned that the focus for the town centre developments seems to be on flats. They are cheaper to build and pack people in, and so are attractive to developers, but are not the best solution for vibrant mixed communities where families can thrive. Also, older people looking to downsize quite often want private gardens - so who are these flats for? London commuters? Leaving London is about gaining space, not taking on a £7k commute and still living in a box! And where’s the planning for primary school and secondary school places?

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound?
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces. No
Please supply details of the omission site.