Housing is one of 8 topics we have researched to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.
To investigate this topic, we have:
- Researched local housing and the built environment. For example, the characteristics of the existing local housing stock, the size and characteristics of existing households as well as future housing requirements and needs.
- Identified, recorded and mapped 11 Character Areas within the built up areas of Goat Lees and Boughton Lees.
- Identified any existing local issues relating to housing.
- Scoped out what evidence is already available. For example, the Parish Design Statement.
- Found out about existing plans, strategies and programmes and their relationship to housing and the Neighbourhood Plan.
- Identified any gaps in the evidence base and consider whether any further research needs to be undertaken or reports commissioned.
- Identified local key players on this topic to engage in the Neighbourhood Planning process.
Based on our research, we have come up with the following objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan.
To assimilate development of a scale which protects the character of the landscape and conserves and enhances the natural beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst ensuring sufficient infrastructure and local services to serve the needs of parish residents, including new provision in association with new development.
To ensure high quality design in all forms of development which responds to the distinctive landscape, heritage and character of the parishes.
To ensure that future development at Eureka Park maintains the parkland setting and successfully integrates business and residential development.
- Parish Design Statement 2003
- Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Housing Needs Survey May 2015
- Kent County Council Area Profiles
- Kent County Council 2011 Census Parish Population
- Ashford Borough Council Conservation Area Appraisal
- Ashford Borough Council interactive Planning Information Map (shows Conservation Areas, AONB)
- Land Registry
Let us know your views
If we have missed something or got something wrong, please let us know. Add a comment in the box below or email the report author. Our aim is to create a strong evidence base to underpin the final Neighbourhood Plan document.