The site is located on Pilgrims Way, Boughton Aluph to the south of Aluph House. It is an open area of grassed land occasionally used for grazing bordered by mature trees. There is a stable block on the northern edge. The site sits between a single track lane and the ancient Pilgrims Way footpath to Boughton Aluph Church within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Plans are at an early stage but the landowner has in mind a small development of c.3 large homes built in a style which is sympathetic to the local environment. Development will cover roughly two thirds of the field with the rear boundary of the development to be kept in line with the garden of the existing house. The final third of the field which backs onto the Pilgrims Way footpath is not being proposed for development and it is intended that screening will ensure that the new houses are not visible from the footpath. It is proposed that the entrance to the site will be shared or adjacent to the entrance to Aluph House.
The site is c. 0.6 – 1.4 ha.
Site Assessment & Decision
The Parish Council is not minded to consider this site for land allocation in the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Neighbourhood Plan. The landowner has been informed of our decision.
The Parish Council is not a planning authority. Our decision does preclude a planning application being made to Ashford Borough Council.
This site had not been put forward for development at the time the Neighbourhood Plan Survey was undertaken. We would welcome hearing your views. Please add a comment below or email us at email@example.com.