Views on fu­ture of vil­lage

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Nuts & Bolts -

Boughton Aluph and East­well Parish Coun­cil has in­vited res­i­dents to have their say in the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the area in its Neigh­bour­hood Plan.

The plan will set a blue­print for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment up to the year 2030, with res­i­dents able to con­trib­ute their ideas online.

Parish coun­cil chair­man Jason Matthews said there are four public meet­ings start­ing next week for peo­ple to have their say.

He said: “To­gether we will cre­ate a plan that will pro­mote sus­tain­able growth while pre­serv­ing the ru­ral char­ac­ter of our parish.

“We want to em­power res­i­dents to in­flu­ence where de­vel­op­ment should or should not take place, its scale, and the in­fra­struc­ture needed to sup­port it.”

He added that if res­i­dents back the plan, it will put the parish coun­cil in a strong po­si­tion to stop un­wanted hous­ing and build­ing schemes in the vil­lage.

There will be meet­ings held at Goat Lees Pri­mary School and Goat Lees Com­mu­nity Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Thurs­day and Fri­day next week.

There will also be a meet­ing at 11am in the Iron Room in Boughton Lees on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19 and at 11am at Sandy­acres in Sandy­hurst Lane on Sun­day, Septem­ber 27.

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