Land North of 14 Westwell Court

18th Sep 2019

The Applicants have recently submitted revised plans for the erection of a fifty six bed care home and 23 units for assisted living (Use class C2) comprising 16 cottages and seven flats (including Manager's accommodation) with associated landscaping, parking, stores and service areas, estate roads, access and landscaping buffers. 

The Town Council has not yet received a copy of the developer’s revised proposals to see if they address the issues highlighted by the Town Council in its strong opposition expressed earlier this year.

In January, we sent a robust letter to Ashford Borough Council’s planning department, stressing a series of objections to the proposed development, referring to “inaccuracies, omissions, outdated information and flawed analysis, and conclusions that render reliance on it potentially unsafe, and at times misleading”.

The letter also highlighted the depth of local opposition to the plans; the potential impact on traffic and parking; and that specialist housing should have “no significant impact on the amenities of any neighbouring residential occupiers”.

 

The revised plans can be viewed here.