Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/1637
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery View all on this section
Respondent David Nutley View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? Yes
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
  • Not Positively Prepared
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

The plan needs to positively prescribe a green corrider between the urban sprawl of Ashford and the villages of Mersham and Sevington. This should comprise WE15 and a swathe of land to the East of Cheesemans Green Lane. Failure to do so will result in the demise of the village of Mersham in a similar way to that which has already happened in the village of Kingsnorth. Kingsnorth is fast becoming the "new Willesborough of Ashford." Planning policies should be positively formed to protect the identity and authenticity of all villages. The attractiveness of the villages in the Ashford area is well recognised and should be maintained by careful planning policies which enhance rather than destroy village environments.

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.