Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/1455
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION A - HOUSING Development of Residential Gardens Content View all on this section
Respondent CPRE Kent (Ashford District Co… 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 Effective
  • Not Consistent with national policy
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes
Comment

CPRE objects to this policy.  The policy fails to take account of sustainability – and location and access to services in particular.  Development in a garden that is not associated with a settlement should normally be considered isolated rural development, would not represent sustainable development, and be refused. The policy must be amended in this regard.  CPRE objects to the any treatment of gardens in the countryside as brownfield land.

Criteria a. and b., are well written and are also essential safeguards against inappropriate garden development. 

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? Amend policy. Development in a garden that is not associated with a settlement should normally be considered isolated rural development, would not represent sustainable development, and be refused.
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? Yes
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.
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