Adopted Local Plan to 2030

What is the Local Plan 2030?

Local plans must be consistent with national policy but can also take on board local planning issues. The Ashford Local Plan 2030 sets out the land that needs to be provided in the borough to accommodate new homes and jobs up to 2030. It contains a number of sites across the borough proposed for development as well as establishing planning policies and guidance to ensure local development is built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Ashford Borough Council submitted the final draft of the Local Plan 2030 (submission version) to the Secretary of State on 21 December 2017. The independent examination process into the Local Plan was held over the summer of 2018 and the Inspectors notified the council in January 2019 that, subject to modifications, the Local Plan 2030 was sound and compliant with the relevant legislation. The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019.

You will find some useful documents to download below:

The Local Plan 2030 [pdf] 20362KB

The Adopted Proposals Map

The Local Plan 2030 Adoption Statement [docx] 30KB

The SA/SEA can be downloaded from the following links:

SA/SEA Main report May 2016 [pdf] 1713KB

Erratum to the SA/SEA appendix 4 August 2016 [pdf] 409KB

SA/SEA addendum report July 2017 [pdf] 4730KB

Addendum to SA Nov 2017 [pdf] 873KB

SA Addendum Sep 2018 [pdf] 601KB