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Adopted Development Plan

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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), the Rolvenden Neighbourhood Plan (2019) and the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan (2016) as well as the Kent Minerals and Waste Early Partial Review (2020).

Local Plan 2030 (2019)

The Ashford Local Plan 2030 is the main development plan for the borough and includes policies which guide all types of development, as well as allocating land for development. It was adopted in February 2019. View the Local Plan 2030 and background evidence.

Chilmington AAP (2013)

The 2013 Chilmington Green Area Action Plan (AAP) 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 25 years or so. View Chilmington Green Area Action Plan.

Policies Map

View the Adopted Policies Map – an interactive map of the borough that shows relevant adopted policies for each area and contains layers which show designations and constraints.

Neighbourhood Plans

The Wye Neighbourhood Plan, Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan and Rolvenden 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.

Other Relevant Adopted Documents

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.

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