Bethersden Neighbourhood Plan

Published : 03/06/2019

Have your say on the proposed modifications to the Bethersden Neighbourhood Plan!

Ashford Borough Council has received proposed modifications to the draft Bethersden Neighbourhood Development Plan 2015 – 2030. Ashford Borough Council is now seeking the local communities’ views on these proposals.

To take part in the consultation visit www.ashford.gov.uk/consultations where you can find out further details and information on how to express your views.

Comments on the proposed modifications to the Bethersden Neighbourhood Plan Submission Document can be made via the website or by completing and returning a hard copy representation form (which are available from the locations below, or upon request).

Comments must be received by 5pm on the 12 July 2019.

Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011, and enables local communities to shape development and growth in their area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a community right to build order.

A Neighbourhood Plan covers a geographic area and can be taken forward by town and parish councils or “neighbourhood forums”. A Neighbourhood Plan, if approved, becomes part of the statutory development plan for that area and will be used in determining planning applications.

The proposed modifications to the Bethersden Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Document will be available to view from Thursday 30 May until Friday 12 July at 5pm online or at the locations below:

  • Bethersden Post Office, opening hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday (closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm); 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday
  • Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL

If you have any queries you can email the council, telephone (01233) 330328 or write to Planning Policy, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL.