The Development Plan for Ashford borough comprises the Ashford Local Plan 2030 (adopted February 2019), along with the Chilmington Green Area Action Plan (2013), the Wye Neighbourhood Plan (2016), the Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan (2017) and the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan (2016).

Local Plan 2030

The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019. View Local Plan 2030

Chilmington AAP 2013

The 2013 Chilmington Green Area Action Plan proposes a policy framework to deliver a major urban extension to Ashford of up to 5,750 homes and 1,000 jobs, over a period of twenty five years or so. View Chilmington Green Area Action Plan

View supporting and background documents to the adopted development plans on this page: Planning Policy Evidence Base

Policies Map

View the Adopted Policies Map – an interactive map of the borough that shows all relevant adopted policies for each area.

Neighbourhood Plans

Both the Wye Neighbourhood Plan and Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan have been formally 'made' (adopted) by the council, and now form part of the Development Plan for each parish. Policies within them will now apply to development proposals within that parish.

There are several other parishes that have commenced preparation of a neighbourhood plan, which will apply local policies in those areas, once adopted. View Neighbourhood Plans page for more information.

Kent Waste and Minerals Local Plan (2016) sets out the vision and strategy for waste management and mineral provision up until the year 2030.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) (and some retained SPG) also provide additional policy guidance and these are geographical or issue specific. There is also informal design guidance within this section.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Planning Policy Guidance set out the government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.