Molash Housing Development – Local Plan 2030

Housing Development In Molash

A communication from Molash Parish Council.

Ashford Borough Council is currently reviewing its core strategy which sets out the strategic planning framework for development within the borough. This project is known as the Local Plan 2030.Between July and September 2013, Ashford Borough Council held a 'call for sites' and requested that people send in details of any sites that were available for development. Since the official call for sites ended, they have received a number of further submissions. These have been labeled as 'Informal' but will be assessed in the same way as the formal. Ashford BC is currently carrying out an assessment of each site as part of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessments (SHELAA). The SHELAA is due to be published in September 2014.The final list of site submissions is available to download and view: 3 sites have been submitted in Molash by landowners/agents. They are:

DN6 – land adjacent to 1 Pound Lane at the woodyard site. 4 – 6 dwellings proposed.

DN7 – land at Church Lane between “Torrance” and “Coppers”. 1- 2 dwellings proposed.

DN 32 – land adjacent to Pound Lane on private road leading to “Oathill”. 12 – 20 dwellings proposed.

Please note that these sites are NOT being proposed by the Council. They have been submitted for consideration by landowners/agents for allocation in the Local Plan and will be assessed by the Council for their suitability through the SHEELA process. An important part of the preparation of the local plan is to engage with stakeholders, particularly the local community. ABC will need to make some tough decisions when considering how to distribute development throughout the borough and community views will form an important part of the process.

YOU have an opportunity to give your views on any possible housing development in Molash, YOUR village and community. An Open Exhibition giving full details of all sites in Molash and Chilham is being held on: Tuesday 15th July at Chilham Village Hall from 3pm to 8pm. Chilham Parish Council is kindly hosting this event. Officials from Ashford BC will be there to answer any questions you may have. The questionnaire overleaf is for you to fill in and let us have your views on the 3 sites, whether or not you are able to attend the exhibition. Please return your completed questionnaire to Molash Parish Council at: Blackthorn House, Pound Lane or Elmwood, Church Lane, Molash.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

Molash Parish Council

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