Hearing Agendas, Statements and Participants

During the examination process into the Local Plan 2030, there were hearing sessions held through April and May 2018. During this time, the appointed inspectors, council and other participants and objectors submitted statements for each session. The hearing programme and statements can be viewed below.

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Hearing Programme

Please note that a number of the attendees (but not all) provided hearing statements for the sessions in response to the inspectors' issues and questions. All hearing statements are available to view below by clicking on the names of the attendee. Hearing statements have also been submitted by parties which do not wish to appear at the session – these are included in the right hand column.

Hearing Programme

WEEK/DAY/DATE

SESSION AGENDA

AM Session (10am Start unless otherwise indicated) PM Session (2pm Start) Additional hearing statements from those not attending
 WEEK 1      

Day 1 - 11 APRIL

11th April AM Agenda [pdf] 21KB

11th April PM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

Issue 1  * 9.30 start 

Procedural and legal requirements, evidence base, strategic objectives

Policy SP1

Attendees:

ABC/PS/01 - Ashford Borough Council response [pdf] 218KB

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 251KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 5854KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 132KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 99KB

129 CWoods & Orchard Action Group (John Pugh Smith of Counsel & JB Planning) [pdf] 319KB

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) 179KB

 

Issues 8, 9 & 11

Retail and leisure/Ashford town centre/strategic transport

Policies SP4, SP5 & TRA1 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/07 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 8) [pdf] 238KB

ABC/PS/08 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 9) [pdf] 251KB

ABC/PS/10 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 11) [pdf] 170KB

204 Howard Courtley

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 544KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 3140KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd) [pdf] 173KB

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

Issue 1

137 Mrs Carol Procter [pdf] 81KB

966 Stephen Penny [pdf] 65KB

Issue 11

129 CWOAG [pdf] 563KB

 WEEK 2      

Day 2 - 17 APRIL

17th Agenda PM [pdf] 86KB

No Session    Issues 2 & 3

Spatial distribution of housing and economic development

Policies SP2 & SP3 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/02 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 311KB

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 325KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 112KB Issue 2

461 Mr James Ransley Issue 3 [pdf] 5539KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 83KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) (Issue 2) [pdf] 79KB

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) (Issue 3) [pdf] 193KB

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) (Issue 3 annex) [pdf] 748KB

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd) [pdf] 151KB

1059 Cllr Jane Martin

592 Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Miller) [pdf] 425KB

468 Ms Jane Marriott

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) (Issue 2) [pdf] 206KB

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) (Issue 3) [pdf] 168KB

Issue 2

412 Home Builders Federation (Issue 2) [pdf] 12KB

684 Mason Brannan Architects [pdf] 54KB

Issue 3

412 Home Builders Federation (Issue 3) [pdf] 133KB

 

 

DAY 3 - 18 APRIL

18th Agenda - All day [pdf] 88KB

 Issue 4 * 9.30 start 

Housing requirement – 1

Policy SP2

Housing market area; household projections; employment trends; market signals; London

Attendees:

ABC/PS/03 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 322KB

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 299KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 526KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 79KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) [pdf] 405KB

468 Ms Jane Marriott

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) [pdf] 219KB

 Issue 4

Housing requirement – 2

Policy SP2

Housing market area; household projections; employment trends; market signals; London 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/03 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 322KB

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 299KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 526KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 79KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) [pdf] 405KB

468 Ms Jane Marriott

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) [pdf] 219KB

 Issue 4

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 166KB

 

 DAY 4 - 19 APRIL

19th Agenda - All day [pdf] 88KB

 Issue 5 * 9.30 start 

Housing supply – 1

Delivery; 5 year supply; housing trajectory; windfalls

Attendees:

ABC/PS/04 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 276KB

Also see Addendum to SD08 - Housing topic paper

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 1074KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 2170KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 76KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) [pdf] 342KB

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) (ANNEX) [pdf] 929KB

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd)

468 Ms Jane Marriott

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) [pdf] 256KB

 Issue 5

Housing supply – 2

Delivery; 5 year supply; housing trajectory; windfalls 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/04 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 276KB

Also see Addendum to SD08 - Housing Topic Paper

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 1074KB

461 Mr James Ransley [pdf] 2170KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 76KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) [pdf] 342KB

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning) (ANNEX) [pdf] 929KB

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd)

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning) [pdf] 256KB

 Issue 5

412 Home Builders Fed [pdf] 211KB

793 Taylor Wimpey & Persimmon Homes [pdf] 35KB

 WEEK 3      

 DAY 5 - 1 MAY

1st May AM Agenda [pdf] 19KB

1st May PM Agenda [pdf] 20KB

 Issue 6

Affordable and other specialist housing

Policies HOU1 & HOU2 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/05 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 254KB

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller) [pdf] 215KB

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

114 Brook Parish Council

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council [pdf] 124KB

382 Foster & Payne (Issue 6) [pdf] 100KB

382 Foster & Payne Part 2(Issue 6) [pdf] 185KB

382 Foster & Payne - APPL 1 [pdf] 79KB

382 Foster & Payne - APPL 2 [pdf] 40KB

382 Foster & Payne - APPL 3 [pdf] 81KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 79KB

468 Ms Jane Marriott

 Issue 10

High quality design, separation of settlements and housing policies

Policies SP6, SP7, HOU3a, HOU5 & HOU6

Attendees:

ABC/PS/09 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 10) [pdf] 427KB

ABC/PS/09A Appendix 1 of Issue 10 (ABC response) [pdf] 379KB

616 Mrs Linda Arthur [pdf] 33KB

785 Cllr Paul Bartlett

1007 Mr Terry Ransley

367 Gladman Developments [pdf] 322KB

425 Mr Ian Bull

204 Pent Ltd (Courtley Planning) [pdf] 84KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Issue 10) [pdf] 316KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (SP7) [pdf] 828KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (APP1 SP7) [pdf] 712KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (APP2 SP7) [pdf] 155KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (APP3 SP7) [pdf] 199KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (HOU3a) [pdf] 132KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (HOU5) [pdf] 123KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Hsg policy) [pdf] 185KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (App1 HOU3a) [pdf] 712KB

777 Mr Paul Buggins

1059 Cllr Jane Martin [pdf] 198KB

1059 Cllr Jane Martin (Appendix 1) [pdf] 341KB

1086 Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

468 Ms Jane Marriott

433 Westwell Parish Council (Cllr Christine Drury)

328 Foster and Payne

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 128KB

736 Network Rail (Elliot Stamp)

 

Issue 6

793 Taylor Wimpey & Persimmon Homes [pdf] 30KB

Issue 10

315 Environment Agency [pdf] 13KB

793 Taylor Wimpey & Persimmon Homes [pdf] 50KB

 

 

 

 

 DAY 6 - 2 MAY  

2nd May AM Agenda [pdf] 21KB

2nd May PM Agenda [pdf] 20KB

 Issue 7

Housing policies – traveller accommodation and sites

Policies HOU16 & HOU17 and sites S43 & S44 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/06 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 206KB

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller) [pdf] 211KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council [pdf] 221KB

777 Mr Paul Buggins

433 Westwell Parish Council (Cllr Christine Drury)

 Issue 10

Other housing policies

Policies HOU7 – HOU15 & HOU18 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/09 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 10) [pdf] 427KB

ABC/PS/09A Appendix 1 of Issue 10 (ABC response) [pdf] 379KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 128KB

Issue 10

315 Environment Agency [pdf] 13KB

793 Taylor Wimpey & Persimmon Homes [pdf] 50KB

 

 

 

WEEK 4

     

DAY 7 - 9 MAY

9th May AM Agenda [pdf] 23KB

9th May PM Agenda [pdf] 22KB

Issue 12 * 9.30 start

Ashford sites – 1

Sites S1 & S2

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 12) [pdf] 1743KB

367 Gladman Developments

461 Mr James Ransley

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller)

006 Mr A Roake (Hobbs Parker)

129 CWoods & Orchard Action Group (John Pugh Smith of Counsel & JB Planning)

000 Quinn Estates Ltd (Montagu Evans)

Issue 12

Ashford sites – 2

Sites S3, S4 & S5

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 12) [pdf] 1743KB

461 Mr James Ransley

425 Mr Ian Bull

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd)

791/483 Pentland Homes/Jarvis New Homes (SE) Ltd (Ian Bull Consultancy)

KCC Highways

 

 

WEEK 5

 

 

 

DAY 8 - 15 MAY

15th May AM Agenda [pdf] 23KB

15th May PM Agenda [pdf] 25KB

Issue 12

Ashford sites – 3

Sites S6 – S10 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

461 Mr James Ransley

994 Swan Property Ltd

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

 Issue 12

Ashford sites – 4

Sites S11 – S15 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

793 Taylor Wimpey/Persimmon Homes (Barton Willmore)

825 Prescott Business Park Ltd (Lichfields)

461 Mr James Ransley

736 Network Rail

 Issue 12

 

DAY 9 - 16 MAY

16th May AM Agenda [pdf] 26KB

16th May PM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

Issue 12

Ashford sites – 5

Sites S16 – S20 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

829 Quadrant Estate & Trinity College (DHA Planning)

381 GSE Waterbrook (DHA Planning)

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

84 Bellway Homes (Barton Willmore)

461 Mr James Ransley

098 Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

248 Sandyhurst Lane Residents Association (Mr Tony Bartlett)

1081 Cllr Winston Michael

 Issue 12

Ashford sites – 6

Sites S21 – S23, S45 & S46 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

461 Mr James Ransley

 Issue 12

 

DAY 10 - 17 MAY

17th May AM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

17th May PM Agenda [pdf] 26KB

 Issue 12

A20 corridor

Sites S47, S48 & S49 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

367 Gladman Developments

657 Mrs Margery Thomas

433 Westwell Parish Council (Cllr Christine Drury)

156 Charing Parish Council (Cllr Jill Leyland)

248 Sandyhurst Lane Residents Assoc (Mr Tony Bartlett)

720 Millwood Designer Homes (ECE Planning)

461 Mr James Ransley

275 Dean Lewis Estates

Issue 12

Rural sites – 1

Tenterden, Biddenden & High Halden 

Sites S24, S25, S27, S33, S42 S58 & S60

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

515 John Crawford

367 Gladman Developments

1002 Tenterden Town Council ( Cllr Richard Lusty)

547/1063 Wates Developments Ltd (Ashton Planning)

295 Mr Edward Sarton

777 Mr Paul Buggins

387 Hamlin Estates Ltd (Rickett Architects Ltd)

030 Mr Albert Poole

405 High Halden Parish Council (John Audsley)

207 Crabtree & Crabtree (Hobbs Parker)

805 Mr Peter Mills

461 Mr James Ransley

726 Morghew Park Estate (Batchellor Monkhouse)

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

 Issue 12

 

WEEK 6

 

 

 

DAY 11 - 30 MAY

30th May AM Agenda [pdf] 26KB

30th May PM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

Issue 12

Rural sites – 2

Appledore, Hamstreet, Woodchurch & Wittersham

Sites S26, S31, S32, S40, S57, S61 & S62 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

759 Orlestone Parish Council (Goddard Planning)

1025 Mr Tim Piper (DHA Planning)

384 Hallam Land Management Ltd ( LRM Planning Ltd)

1061 Warehorne Parish Council

948 Mr Hugh Garrett

211 Crabtree & Crabtree (Hobbs Parker)

461 Mr James Ransley

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

683 Mrs Mary Walton

362 Mrs Gillian Redford

407 Weald AONB

615 Mrs M Lewis

1085 Woodchurch Village Association (Mr & Mrs Stafford)

Issue 12

Rural sites – 3

Mersham, Shadoxhurst, Smeeth & Aldington

Sites S35, S36, S38, S51, S52 & S59 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

741 Mr Nick Hulme

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council

1010 TG Designer Homes (DHA Planning)

211 Crabtree & Crabtree (Hobbs Parker)

411 Hobbs Parker

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

1007 Mr Terry Ransley

1059 Cllr Jane Martin

Policy S55 (These statements have been added post hearing after being accepted by the Inspectors)

257 Mr Tim Dean [pdf] 71KB(Dean Lewis Estates) 

940 Mr Simon Lake [pdf] 51KB

940 Mr Simon Lake Appendix [pdf] 1116KB

 

 

DAY 12 - 31 MAY

31st May AM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

31st May PM Agenda [pdf] 25KB

Issue 12

Rural sites – 4

Charing, Egerton, Hothfield & Westwell

Sites S28, S29, S30, S34, & S55 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller)

940 Mr Simon Lake

433 Westwell Parish Council (Cllr Christine Drury)

156 Charing Parish Council (Cllr Jill Leyland)

1073 The Wheler Foundation (Carter Jonas LLP)

210 Crabtree & Crabtree (Hobbs Parker)

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

144 Mrs Caroline Philipson

367 Gladman Developments

Issue 12

Rural sites – 5

Brook, Challock, Chilham & Smarden

Sites S37, S41, S53, S54 & S56 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/11 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 1743KB

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller)

114 Brook Parish Council

666 Mr Mark Hobday

208 Crabtree & Crabtree (Hobbs Parker)

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

 

WEEK 7

 

 

 

DAY 13 - 12 JUNE

12th June AM Agenda [pdf] 24KB

12th June PM Agenda [pdf] 21KB

Issues 13 & 14

Employment

Policies EMP1 – EMP11 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/13 Ashford Borough Council [pdf] 2753KB (Issue 13)

ABC/PS/14 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 14) [pdf] 1676KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 64KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

1086 Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Issue 15

Transport

Policies TRA2 – TRA9 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/15 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 15) [pdf] 256KB

ABC/PS/12 Ashford Borough Council (Topic Policies - General Question) [pdf] 44KB

183 The Church Commissioners for England (Deloitte LLP)

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council [pdf] 168KB

793 Taylor Wimpey/Persimmon Homes (Barton Willmore) [pdf] 32KB

736 Network Rail

433 Westwell Parish Council (Jolyon Drury)

461 Mr James Ransley

515 John Crawford [pdf] 793KB

 Issue 15

805 Peter Mills (Issue 15/16/17) [pdf] 100KB

652 Margaret Crawford (Issues 15/16/17) [pdf] 373KB

DAY 14 - 13 JUNE

13th June AM Agenda [pdf] 27KB

13th June PM Agenda [pdf] 23KB

Issue 16

Natural and built environment

Policies ENV1 – ENV15 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/16 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 16) [pdf] 355KB

ABC/PS/12 Ashford Borough Council (Topic Policies - General Question) [pdf] 44KB

367 Gladman Developments

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller) [pdf] 396KB

592 Kent Downs AONB (Katie Miller - General Topic Policy) [pdf] 408KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 13KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council [pdf] 208KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Appendix 1 Statement) [pdf] 187KB

925 Shadoxhurst Parish Council (Appendix 1) [pdf] 321KB

793 Taylor Wimpey/Persimmon Homes (Barton Willmore) [pdf] 247KB

1059 Cllr Jane Martin [pdf] 345KB

461 Mr James Ransley

031 Rural Means Rural (Peter Brett Associates) [pdf] 251KB

206 CPRE (Christine Drury)

407 Weald AONB

615 Mrs M Lewis [pdf] 49KB

683 Mrs Mary Walton

615 M Lewis and 683 M Walton (Joint statement) [pdf] 93KB

515 Mr John Crawford [pdf] 793KB

 Issues 17 & 18

Community facilities and implementation

Policies COM1 – COM4 & IMP1 – IMP4 

Attendees:

ABC/PS/17 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 17) [pdf] 77KB

ABC/PS/18 Ashford Borough Council (Issue 18) [pdf] 160KB

ABC/PS/12 Ashford Borough Council (Topic Policies - General Question) [pdf] 44KB

412 Home Builders Federation [pdf] 72KB

793 Taylor Wimpey/Persimmon Homes (Barton Willmore) [pdf] 44KB

515 Mr John Crawford [pdf] 793KB

 Issue 16

315 Environment Agency [pdf] 84KB

592 Kent Downs AONB Unit [pdf] 408KB

805 Peter Mills (Issue 15/16/17) [pdf] 100KB

652 Margaret Crawford (Issues 15/16/17) [pdf] 373KB

Issue 17

805 Peter Mills (Issue 15/16/17) [pdf] 100KB

52 Margaret Crawford (Issues 15/16/17) [pdf] 373KB

 

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