Consultation continues on extra homes
Council chiefs say there is still time for residents to take part in a consultation which will affect the development of the borough for decades to come.
Ashford Borough Council has been forced to find room for a further 1,250 houses above the 12,000 it had already earmarked at various sites.
It has set out a plan which calls for greater housing allocations at existing earmarked sites, while also identifying new brownfield and countryside sites.
The public consultation started at the beginning of July, and will set out what land will be needed for new homes and jobs up to 2030.
Portfolio holder for planning and development Cllr Paul Clokie: “We are now almost halfway through the consultation on the main changes to our draft local plan, but there is still time to get involved.
“Residents can come along to one of our events or go to our website. We want to ensure that their views are included.”
There will be a series of public meetings held at village halls and in the town centre about the changes, including at Wittersham. In a correction to an earlier report, the meeting is on Thursday, August 10, from 4.30pm to 7pm in the village hall.
To find out more, visit ashford. gov.uk/consult