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What is 'Windfall'? Town Council Seeks Legal Advice on Planning Applications

Tenterden Town Council on Monday, 10 February voted to seek legal advice on what constitutes ‘windfall’ housing developments.


The council is currently dealing with planning applications for more than 400 new homes in Tenterden. None of them are included in the Local Plan, but all are submitted by builders as ‘windfall’ developments, including the 250-home Limes Land application.


Ashford Borough Council has assumed in the Local Plan 2030 that up to 1,000 homes can be built under the ‘windfall’ rules right across the borough during the period 2022 to 2030, but the Town Council is now seeking advice as to what number could apply specifically to a town the size of Tenterden.