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Local Plan Update

Ashford Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the borough and is inviting local communities to get involved in the process.

The council is holding a series in person events throughout the summer to provide communities with the opportunity to find out more about how the new Ashford Local Plan will be prepared, what it will cover, what stage are we at, and when we will go out to formal public consultation.  There will be eight in person events across the borough and a further two virtual sessions in late August and early September (details of venues and timings are set out below).

During these events, the council are inviting communities to provide views and thoughts about their likes and dislikes about the borough, their aspirations for the borough over the next 15 years on matters such as the environment, future needs for local housing, jobs, green spaces and existing and new infrastructure etc.  The council are also inviting feedback on the sites submitted through the call for sites (NB - published sites are available for information purposes only.  The sites have not yet been assessed to check for their suitability for inclusion in the new Local Plan).

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the events.  Please make yourselves known to members of the Plan-Making & Infrastructure team who will be available to answer any questions about the new Local Plan.

Details of the events and all of the supporting material will also be published on our website at:

Timetable of Our Local Plan Explained Events


Ashford Cinema, Elwick Road, Ashford, TN23 1AE

Tuesday 16 July 2 - 8pm

Shadoxhurst Village Hall, Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, TN26 1HT

Wednesday 17 July 2 - 8pm

Hamstreet Victory Hall, Ruckinge Road B2067, Ashford, TN26 2NJ

Wednesday 24 July 2 - 8pm

Wye Village Hall, Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, TN25 5EA

Wednesday 31 July 2 - 8pm

Chilham Village Hall, Chilham Castle Estate, Chilham, CT4 8DB

Thursday 1 August 2 - 8pm

Tenterden Leisure Centre, Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, TN30 6RA

Tuesday 6 August 2 - 8pm

Charing Church Barn, Market Place, Charing, Ashford, TN27 0LP

Thursday 8 August 2 - 8pm

Sandyacres Sports & Social Club, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, TN25 4PE

Monday 12 August 2 - 8pm

Virtual via Microsoft Teams (joining instructions to be published at a later date)

Wednesday 28 August 6 – 8pm

Thursday 5 September 6 - 8pm





The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on the 12 August 2023

Latest Version of High Halden Parish Council Newsletter February 2024

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