Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2596
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft SITE POLICIES Ashford Urban Area Gasworks Lane Content View all on this section
Respondent Kent County Council (KCC) (Bar… View all 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

The County Council – as Local Minerals and Waste Planning Authority - confirms that, according to British Geological Survey safeguarding data, Sub-alluvial River Terrace deposits are present within the allocated site and are vulnerable to sterilisation.

As set out in the adopted Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-2030, Policy CSM 5: Land-won Mineral Safeguarding and Policy DM 7: Safeguarding Mineral Resources detail how minerals of economic importance will be safeguarded from being unnecessarily sterilised by non-mineral development, as well as the circumstances when non-minerals development may be acceptable at a location within a Minerals Safeguarding Area.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? In light of this, KCC recommends that a minerals assessment should be prepared to determine the extent and nature of the mineral deposits to determine the viability and practicality of prior extraction.
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.