Traffic fears over 160 homes plan on old college site
A public consultation into plans to knock down college buildings and build 160 new homes ends tomorrow (Friday).
Developer Chartway Homes and housing association Orbit Homes have submitted the planning application for the college site in Jemmett Road, South Ashford.
The £30 million sale of the land has allowed the Hadlow Group to finance and build the new college in the town centre.
The association will build rental homes and homes for shared ownership on a partrent part-buy basis.
Chartway will build 30 homes for the private market.
But Jemmett Road resident Helen Ansell launched a petition over fears the plans will bring traffic and congestion. The group are also concerned that protected trees could be removed.
On the planning application, residents say the three- and four-storey buildings could dominate the skyline and aren’t in keeping with exist- ing homes in South Ashford.
The application is still open to public comment, and council officers hope to produce a recommendation to the planning committee by Friday, June 9.
To view the plans or to comment visit www.ashford. gov.uk/ planning and search for reference 17/00354/AS