Ward Homes and Hillreed Homes have submitted draft development briefs for Iwade to the Council. Together with sustainability appraisals and statements of community involvement these development briefs are being made subject to a period of public consultation by the Council.
Policy AAP9 of the 2008 Swale Borough Local Plan allocates land for approximately 400 new dwellings on two sites at Iwade: land to the south west, in the vicinity of Coleshall Farm (Hillreed Homes); and land to the east of the village, east of Woodpecker Drive (Ward Homes). This policy stipulates that the proposals should include the expansion of the recreation ground at School Lane and the provision of 3000sqm of employment floorspace. Before planning permission can be granted there is a requirement that a development brief be approved by the Council.
The key features of the Ward Homes development brief are:
The key features of the Hillreed Homes development brief are:
Once both development briefs are approved by the Council they will be used for development control purposes (in the determination of future planning applications).
Copies are listed below and are available for inspection at Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne and Sittingbourne Library, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
The consultation period for these documents occurred between 1 May 2009 to 1 June 2009.
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