Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2561
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft SITE POLICIES Ashford Urban Area Land North-East of Willesborough Road, Kennington Content [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Kent County Council (KCC) (Bar… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 17 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? No
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

As recognised by the policy document there is concern regarding public safety of the existing at-grade Public Rights of Way railway crossings. The developing County Park will be a desirable destination for new residents and significant increases of the existing at-grade crossings are inevitable. Consequently, KCC considers that the delivery of the proposed Bridge crossing must be a requirement of the proposed development.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? Policy S2 (d) Support with the following changes.
Whilst KCC supports Policy S2 (d) it is recommended that this be amended to remove the word "investigateā€, to ensure a bridge is built to ensure public safety.
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.
Please supply details of the omission site.