Village wants new status
Egerton is hoping to become a designated neighbourhood area.
Ashford Borough Council (ABC) received the application for the move from Egerton Parish Council in March.
If approved, the new status will allow the parish council to carry out its own neighbourhood planning and prepare an official neighbourhood plan against which future planning applications will be assessed.
The application and map of the area can be viewed on the ABC Consultation Portal www.ashford.gov.uk/consult, where comments can be made for a period of six weeks, until noon on Monday, June 5. Comments can be sent via email to planningpolicy @ashford.gov.uk or by post to Planning Policy, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL.
The application can be viewed at the Civic Centre and Charing Library and more information about neighbourhood plans is available at www.ashford.gov. uk/ neighbourhood-plans.