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  PARISH DESIGN STATEMENT REVIEW - PUBLIC CONSULTATION - HAVE YOUR SAY  
     
  We know from the public consultation exercises we have carried out in recent years that growth and development are a major concern to people in Chilham, Old Wives Lees and Shottenden. The Chilham Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) and Informal Design Guidance outside the Chilham Conservation Area documents have therefore been prepared in consultation with Ashford Borough Council in order to strengthen the Parish Council's influence in the planning process. These documents together replace the Chilham Parish Design Statement published in 2005 which is increasingly at risk of being challenged as "out of date".  
     
  In reviewing the draft documents, we encourage you to focus on the 'Management of Change' policies in each. These draw together the special qualities of our settlements and seek to ensure that new development proposals respect and, where possible, enhance them. They also reflect policies in the Borough Council's Local Plan, which is the primary planning document covering the Parish and the wider District.  
     
  It is the Management of Change policies that the Parish Council will apply when considering future planning applications and we therefore welcome your feedback on these in particular.  
     
  The other sections in the documents provide historical background, describe the unique character and setting of our parish, and establish the special qualities upon which the management policies have been developed.  
     
  Ashford Borough Council (ABC) are responsible for organising the statutory consultation for the proposed adoption of the Chilham CAMP and will be publishing these arrangements with public adverts throughout the parish.  
     
  For more information on the Chilham CAMP consultation and to find out how to have your say, go to the ABC consultations page by clicking here.  
     
  The Chilham CAMP can be viewed by clicking here.  
     
  Chilham Parish Council are responsible for organising the local consultation for the Informal Design Guidance outside the Conservation Area which will run in parallel.  
     
  Parishioners can participate in the Informal Design Guidance consultation using an online feedback form by clicking here .  
     
  The Informal Design Guidance outside the Conservation Area can be viewed by clicking here.  
     
  The deadline for responding to both consultations is 5pm on 20 January 2020.  
     
  The consultation on both documents will involve a Public Consultation meeting at 630pm on Thursday 9th January 2020 in Chilham Village Hall.  
     
  There will also be a residents walkabout at 10am on Saturday 11th January meeting in Chilham Square to take interested members of the public on a walk through the conservation area to identify key areas of interest or street scenes to help visualise the significance of the Chilham CAMP.  
     
  This is an important opportunity to shape the future of decision making on planning and development in our parish and we would be grateful if you could take the time to review these draft documents and tell us what you think.  
     
 
Parish Design Statement Review Invitation Leaflet
This leaflet will be distributed to all households in the parish and spare copies are available at Chilham Post Office. It can be viewed by clicking here.
 
Draft Chilham Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP)
Copies of this document can be borrowed from Chilham Post Office, The White Horse and The Woolpack Inn for a £10 deposit. It can be viewed by clicking here.
 
What is a conservation area management plan (CAMP)?
Ashford Borough Council are required to periodically formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of conservation areas. A CAMP is a document that sets out how we intend to do this. A conservation area is designated to manage and protect the unique architectural and historic interest of a place. Chilham Parish Council commissioned a CAMP for Chilham conservation area and we have to consult on this plan before it is adopted and used.
 
How can I have a say on the Chilham CAMP
You can find out how to participate in the Chilham CAMP consultation by going to the ABC consultations page by clicking here.
Consultation feedback forms are also available at Chilham Post Office, The White Horse and The Woolpack.
Please comment by 5pm on 20 January 2020.
 
Draft Informal Design Guidance outside the Chilham Conservation Area
Copies of this document can be borrowed from Chilham Post Office, The White Horse and The Woolpack Inn for a £10 deposit. It can be viewed by clicking clicking here.
 
What is Informal Design Guidance?
Chilham Parish Council have drafted informal design guidance that sets out the design priorities for future development within the parish outside the conservation area (which is covered in the ongoing draft CAMP document referred to above.
The guidance is intended to be used to assist decision-makers of relevant future planning applications within the parish. The guidance seeks to set out design criteria to influence future development schemes in a way that is consistent with Ashford Borough Councilís Local Plan 2030. The guidance makes reference to existing design features of parish areas outside the conservation areas, such as Shottenden and Old Wives Lees.
 
How can I have a say on the Informal Design Guidance
You can participate in the Informal Design Guidance consultation using an online feedback form by clicking here.
Consultation feedback forms are also available at Chilham Post Office, The White Horse and The Woolpack.
Please comment by 5pm on 20 January 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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