Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2150
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Vision and Strategic Objectives Content View all on this section
Respondent Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Da… View all by this respondent
Response Date 12 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
  • Not Justified
  • Not Effective
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? No

The attached document outlines our concerns in Part 1, Section 4 that our Parishioners have found it extremely difficult to comment on the Plan. Thus we consider that question 4 is flawed as we do not have professional legal or planning knowledge. Part l also looks at the policies which we consider are UNSOUND.

Part two of the attached document places objections to two sites in Kingsnorth Parish, S3 Court Lodge (page 50) and S4 Land north of Steeds Lane and Magpie Hall Road (page 55) which we consider to be UNSOUND

Part three of the attached document raises objections to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and considers it UNSOUND

1. Strategic

We are happy to support most of the Strategic Objectives that will deliver the Vision and ask that these are put foremost in mind when looking at any development sites within our Parish. Whilst a balance must always be struck with development, Shadoxhurst is a small village of some 1200 people and it is important to residents that we both retain and enhance the element of a small community. Whilst Ashford Borough Council has a large remit to safeguard all areas and communities of the Borough, as one of the smaller Parishes, we do not want our voice to be lost. We are on the edge of the town’s growing conurbation, and whilst the long term threat of engulfment is considered very real, residents are proud to live in a village with many unique elements that is worthy of the term a jewel in Ashford’s rural crown.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? We are not legally knowledgeable or proficient to be able to comment about legal compliance without seeking legal advice. The attached document looks at the soundness and questions if they can be made sound.
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.