Land off the A20 Ashford Road
A resolution to grant permission was achieved in January 2015 for a residential development of up to 250 new homes with a village green on land to the south of the A20 Ashford Road in Sellindge, Kent. A Section 106 Legal Agreement has been completed, in conjunction with Shepway District Council and Kent County Council, to secure infrastructure to support the development and benefits for the community. Planning permission was formally issued on 22 January 2016.
Details of our planning application were displayed at a public exhibition staged by Sellindge Parish Council in September 2014.
You can view the exhibition boards presented at the event by clicking on the links below:
Click here for Board 1 - Our proposals
Click here for Board 2 - Masterplan
Click here for Board 3 - Phase 1 layout
Click here for Board 4 - A20 improvements
Click here for Board 5 - Planning application timetable
The site has been identified as a suitable location for development in the council’s Core Strategy, which was formally adopted by the local authority in September 2013.
The location of the site and types of development proposed for the land were carefully selected following an extensive period of public engagement between June 2009 and September 2012.
Our masterplan for the site has been shaped using the comments we received during a public consultation which took place in November 2013 and extensive consultation with key stakeholders during 2013 and 2014.
The key changes to our masterplan made in response to the feedback we received include:
• Highways improvements including an increased capacity 40-bay car park in the local centre and lay-by parking on the A20; new tree planting to prevent lorries using A20 lay-bys; zebra crossing outside Sellindge Primary School; no-parking zone on A20 outside village hall; A20 width reduction to reduce vehicle speed.
• Mixed-use local centre’s location revised, to allow a better relationship between it and the village green.
• Village green improvements including an increase in length of village green’s frontage along the A20 to increase a sense of openness; opening up of landscaping along the A20 to allow views through to the village green from the road; relocation of children’s play area within the village green; creation of an island in the existing pond to encourage wildlife.