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Archer’s Court Road Single Yellow Lines Traffic Regulation Order update:

The Archers Court Road Traffic Regulation Order has been approved by KCC and the Joint Transportation Board and became effective from 1st January 2018

Permission refused for development of 28 Houses behind 14 Archer’s Court Road

January 2018 update: The Parish Council understands that the developer has lodged an appeal against DDC’s decision to refuse permission.

The DDC Decision, ” The proposal has failed to demonstrate that the provision of public open space on-site would provide an equivalent community benefit compared to the existing open-space provision that would be lost, contrary to policy DM25 of the Dover District Core Strategy 2010 and paragraphs 70 and 74 of the National Planning Policy Framework”.

Further information will be posted here once it becomes available

Lorry Park Planning Application

Since the first planning was deemed invalid and the subsequent Public exhibition, no further news has reached the Parish Council.

Once any further news becomes available, we will post the details here.

Planning Inspector grants Planning Permission on Singledge Lane Development — 19th December 2017

Dover District Council refused planning permission on 15 December 2016 for 133 dwellings on Singledge Lane [Application Ref DOV/16/00136, dated 4 February 2016].

Abbey Developments Limited Appealed this decision and the Planning Inspectorate have now allowed the developer’s appeal against Dover District Council.

Planning Permission has now been granted by the Inspector.

Appeal Ref: APP/X2220/W/17/3179235 – The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for 133 new residential units including 40 affordable homes, new vehicular and pedestrian access, internal access roads, car parking, landscaping, provision of open space and a locally equipped children’s play area (LEAP) at Land on the south west side of Singledge Lane, Whitfield Kent in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref DOV/16/00136, dated 4 February 2016, subject to the conditions set out in the Schedule to this decision.

Abbey Developments Limited were also awarded costs.

Links for 3 appeal documents:

Appeal Decision – 3179235.pdf

Appellant Costs Application – 3179235.pdf

Council Costs Application – 3179235.pdf

The Parish Council is extremely disappointed by this decision. This follows years of opposition to the scheme by local Residents, some of which have devoted so much time researching and putting forward objections to the various versions of the plans that the developer has put forward.

Dover District Council’s Planning Committee recently refused another application for 100 houses on the site, but this appeal is for the earlier application for 133 houses.

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Next Parish Council Meeting:-
Tuesday 10th April 2018
7.30 pm – Recreation Ground Pavilion
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