Archive for Month: January 2019

  • Ashford local Plan and the Village Confines exercise

    The Ashford Local Plan Policy HOU3a, HOU5 and the Village Confines Exercise. This will be adopted by Ashford Borough Council at the February Full Council. . There has just been a Village Confines consultation- this was aimed at creating clear maps defining the borders of villages, so that policies HOU3a and HOU5 can be administered.…

  • Otterpool Garden City update January 2019

    The latest updates by Folkestone & Hythe District Council have just been posted and can be seen via the below link: https://www.otterpoolpark.org/news/ The Garden City comes to within a very short distance of the Saxon Shore boundary and will be accessed by the rural road network through our villages, so it is important that residents…

  • Boundary changes to Saxon Shore and may 2019 Elections.

    The Boundary Commission has done its required review. Due to population shifts and changes, Saxon Shore will now be split into 2 separate wards. Saxon Shore will now consist of : Aldington, Bonnington, Bilsington, Upper and Lower Ruckinge. The new ward of Bircholt will consist of: Brabourne, Brook, Smeeth, Hastingleigh There will be Borough Council…

  • Brexit

    The Brexit debate and the referendum, have created much devision and rancour. After 22 years living in Europe, I instinctively knew that Europe needed to change but that it was not ready for change. I believe that seeking the necessary change would have been easier from within – with a seat at the table. I…

  • Local homes for local people

    The current planning system is woefully inadaquete at delivering a steady supply of “affordable” homes for those who need them. Currently an affordable element is only required on a development of 10 or more properties. In rural areas such as Saxon Shore, where developments larger than 10 homes is often inappropriate and damaging to the…