Water plans are in pipeline
New link from Bewl reservoir will increase flow
A PAMPHLET explaining how it hopes water will be supplied to Ashford as it expands has been produced by the council. With 31,000 more houses scheduled to be built by 2031, almost doubling the town’s size, water provision is certain to be a pressing issue over the next few years.
The booklet, Water for Ashford, was produced by Ashford’s Future, a branch of Ashford Borough Council, in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Department of Communities and Local Government.
It sets out the official strategy for providing water to the town, concentrating on the measures for the next five years, which include Mid Kent Water finishing a new pipeline into the area from Bewl reservoir, Lamberhurst.
Abigail Raymond, acting director of Ashford’s Future, said: “Successful water management is a crucial factor in Ashford’s growth.
“This strategy gives us the way forward to tackle water issues to ensure the growth does not come at an environmental cost.”
Howard Davidson, regional director of the Environment Agency, said: “This booklet shows the benefits of working together for a better Ashford and a healthy River Stour.”
The pamphlet Water for Ashford is available at the Civic Centre in Tannery Lane, Ashford and also online at www.ashfordb estplaced.co.uk