Archive for Month: August 2014

  • Planned Extension to Ashford Designer Outlet

    MCArthurglen Group are holding a public exhibition at the Stour Centre on Wed 3 September 12-8 pm to showcase the pre planning application extension proposals for the Ashford Designer Outlet centre. www.mcarthurglen.com

  • Rural Broadband

    I have been informed by ABC that the issue concerning the Wye ducting that has been a challenge due to the railway,is hopefully now under control.. The cables that run under the line have been tested and hold enough capacity to enable the eligible areas for superfast services without having to undertake any repairs.This should…

  • Solar Farm plans in our area

    The Solar Farm at Church Lane Aldington was rejected at planning on grounds that it would be detrimental to the local landscape. Whilst this is the outcome the majority of residents wished, it may well be appealed by the landowner and resubmitted. I do feel however that any new application, would need some very strong…

  • Planning Application 14/00681/AS Quarry Wood

    Planning Application ALD1 14/00681/AS Quarry Wood    Following a meeting last week with planners and Taylor Wimpey, the current planning application has been rejected on design and character grounds. Major concerns have been raised on a whole host of issues and Taylor Wimpey now need to redesign the development. This will be re-submitted to the…

  • A20 Hythe Road j/w Station Road, Smeeth

    Below is a summary of the intended KCC improvements to the Smeeth/Aldington Crossraods.   Short term works – Re-marking of the Station Road junction, with an adjustment to the position of the give way triangle marking. – Replacement of the damaged direction sign on the north-west corner of the junction. – Additional vegetation clearance in…

  • Planning Application 14/00681/AS Quarry Wood Aldington

    The planned development and its documents can be seen by pasting  the link below in your browser: http://planning.ashford.gov.uk/Planning/details.aspx?systemkey=98331&pageindex=0   Taylor Wimpey have not commenced building as some had thought, but have been carrying out the  preparations for ecological surveys prior to the application being heard at Council in October. The Land that is owned by residents…

  • planning authorities to bid for funding to support local development on Brownfield sites

      DCLG has invited planning authorities to bid for funding to support local development orders for housing on brownfield land.   The department has allocated £5m and is looking for bids for sites which could provide at least 100 housing units; successful programmes should receive around £50,000.  Bids should be received by 30th September. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/341673/Local_development_orders_for_housing_development_on_brownfield_land_-_Invitation_to_bid.pdf