Gladman Developments are proposing a residential development of approximately 50 new homes including public open space and recreational facilities on land off Front Road, Woodchurch. At this stage these proposals are only conceptual and planning applications have not yet been submitted. Until formal planning applications have been made no formal feedback on the proposals can be made, however in preparation we are looking to get initial feedback from village residents.
Part of the proposed site includes an area for development within the Ashford Local Plan (Policy S40) and has previously had planning permission granted for 10 new houses. In order to increase the number of houses Gladman are proposing to request an extension of the development area into the fields behind. This additional land is still currently classed as agricultural.
As part of their proposal, Gladman are requesting village residents to “submit their thoughts” through their online form. Unfortunately the way the form has been designed does not give residents an effective opportunity to provide balanced feedback. We would instead urge village residents to complete the feedback form below as this will better help the Parish Council to understand the wider views from within the village. This will also enable them to respond quickly and appropriately once any planning applications have been submitted.
Location of the proposed development
The blue area shows the plot that is already part of the Ashford Local Plan (Policy S40) – where approval for 10 houses has previously been granted. The area outlined in red shows the extended development area proposed by Gladman.
When completing your feedback you may want to consider the following:
This questionnaire is being carried out on behalf of the Woodchurch Parish Council. Your privacy is important and we will only use your post code to help group responses from different areas around the village. All information collected will be anonymised before being passed to the Parish Council and your identity will not be shared with any other group or organisation. You will not be contacted as a result of completing this questionnaire. The reason we require you to supply your name is to help protect against multiple form submissions being made.