Archer’s Court Road Yellow Lines Application update – July 2017
Although the application for the Single Yellow Lines on Archer’s Court Road was put in at the beginning of February, due to a high workload, KCC have not been able to process the application as yet.
KCC have informed the Parish Council that they now plan to process the Order and hope to advertise in August with an end to the consultation in September. A copy of the consultation document and finalised dates will be posted here once we receive them.
The Parish Council consultation was completed in January 2017 and the application sent in to KCC, along with all the comments and objections received from Residents.
Many people in Whitfield and Dover District know the service that Pat Goldfinch has given to the Brownie and Guide movement, but few realise that this service spans 43 Years.
Pat’s exceptional service was recognised by the presentation of a KALC Community Awards Scheme certificate, signed by the High Sheriff of Kent and the Chairman of KCC at the Village Summer Fayre.
Lorry Park Planning Application Invalid !!!
Dover District Council have revealed that the Reasons for the withdrawal of the application for the Lorry Park were that the application was invalid until the required information has been submitted by the applicant.
All comments received so far have been added and when the new information is received the application will be re-advertised and there will be another period of public consultation.
Objections were on the grounds of: Disturbance and loss of amenity a lorry park will cause to nearby Residents; The increase in traffic volume in the local area, especially on the Whitfield Roundabout and the feeder roads; The loss of potential employment opportunities to the local area; The effects on the local natural environment, flora and fauna.
Many of the affected Residents from Old Park Hill, Elysium Park, Friars Way and the Whitfield Area have already sent in their objections to DDC.
Recreation Ground Slides
The steps on metal slide in the toddlers play area have been replaced and the slide repainted.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, both the slides on the Captain Mannering are still out of service.
The slides were found to be split and broken, so had to be taken out of use. This is due to an manufacturing / material fault and the Parish Council are taking this up with the supplier. A new metal slide and an alternate climbing pole have been ordered and should be installed soon.
The Parish Council apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause: Please be assured that we are taking all possible steps to remedy the situation and to return all the play equipment to use as soon as possible.
New Planning Application for 100 houses on Singledge Lane DOV-17-00546
It was expected that the developer would submit another application, it is a common tactic to continue putting applications in for fewer dwellings with more conditions to mitigate the effects of the development to make it appear acceptable, until one is finally accepted.
The early development of the site is contrary to the requirements of the Whitfield SPD, the road is too narrow, the access onto the A2 is inadequate, there is no extra provision for improved utility infrastructure, there is no provision for improving social and community infrastructure.
Development of 28 Houses behind 14 Archer’s Court Road
DDC’s Planning Committee have deferred the decision on this application until further information is made available to them.