‘It’s spec­u­la­tIon at thIs stage’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil, like all lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, is re­quired to pro­duce a lo­cal plan ev­ery 25-30 years, de­tail­ing po­ten­tial sites for de­vel­op­ment to meet the con­stant need for ex­tra hous­ing.

Landown­ers come for­ward with sug­ges­tions of de­vel­op­ment sites, which then un­dergo a string of en­vi­ron­men­tal tests and other ex­am­i­na­tions to de­ter­mine their suit­abil­ity.

Pub­li­ca­tion of the draft Lo­cal Plan 2030 is ex­pected in early April, which is ex­pected to in­clude the Large Bur­ton Es­tate de­vel­op­ment.

But a coun­cil spokesman said at this stage, the de­tails re­main spec­u­la­tion.

He said: “It’s a very long process and at this stage we do not know what is go­ing where.

“If a de­vel­op­ment site gets into the lo­cal plan it has al­ready been through a strin­gent set of tests.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the ABC lo­cal plan visit www.ash­ford.gov.uk/ lo­cal-plan-to-2030

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