Land needed to accommodate gypsies
Ashford Borough Council would like to hear from landowners who may have land that is suitable for development.
The authority is reviewing its core strategy which sets out the planned growth for housing and jobs in Ashford until 2021.
Once reviewed it will be replaced by a document called the Local Plan leading up to 2030.
The new plan will need to identify sufficient land to provide new jobs and homes over the next 17 years, as well as places for leisure, shops and sites for travellers.
Cllr David Robey, portfolio holder for planning and development, said: “As part of the review of our adopted Core Strategy and the creation of our new Local Plan, we need to know what potential sites there are in the borough which could be developed in the future.
“That’s why we are asking landowners to come forward and let us know if they have any land which they would like to be considered for inclusion in the plan.”
Once a site is submitted, it will be assessed by the coun- cil and will be included in the plan if deemed suitable for development.
To be considered for residential development, sites must be over 0.4 hectares in size in the Ashford urban area or over 0.2 hectares elsewhere, or be able to accommodate 10 homes or more.
If the proposal is for over 100 dwellings, an additional form will need to be completed.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 27.
For more information go to www.ashford.gov.uk/shlaa or email email@example.com