Above and beyond – an additional 150 homes permitted at Aylesham Village Expansion, Kent

A s73 application which sought to vary and remove conditions relating to an extant Outline Planning Permission has been granted.

Posted by Toby Eichler 3 months ago

Once again The Noble Consultancy has demonstrated a willingness to work proactively with both client and local authority to achieve a positive planning decision.

In light of current market conditions and given the passage of time since the original consent, Barratt David Wilson Kent and Persimmon Homes sought a number of amendments to Outline Planning Permission 15/00068. In summary the changes permitted are:

  • Removal of the requirement for live/work units;
  • Increase in the overall number of homes from 1,210 to 1,360 – an additional 150 homes;
  • Amendments to the scale, mix, densities and phasing programme to consolidate remaining phases;
  • Removal of conditions no longer relevant/already satisfied.

To achieve this, associated drawings and documents were revised more times than a GCSE student’s handbook. This required painstakingly updating the Design Code, Design & Access Statement and all relevant parameter plans to facilitate the change.

The permission means that both Barratt David Wilson Kent and Persimmon Homes can now progress their remaining phases via a reserved matters route, for which The Noble Consultancy have already prepared robust proofing layouts and detailed accommodation schedules.

Thanks go to Roxana Megyesi, Project Manager, at The Noble Consultancy, on this occasion, for her meticulous attention to detail and continued resolve to ensure all plans and documents were accurate and reliable.

It goes without saying, we continue to look forward to working with both house-builders on the remaining phases at the site and elsewhere across the region.

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