Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Working for Wye - past, present and future

Clerk: Debbie Baines
Parish Council Office, Unit 2B
Briar Close, Bramble Lane
Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB

Tel: 01233 812459

  • Ride+Stride walkers passing through Wye churchyard, on the annual fundraiser for church repairs

  • The cloisters. Should we conserve and enhance these Grade 1 assets for public benefit, or private gain?

  • The view from Wye Crown over Sidelands towards Wye. News...Sidelands planning application 19/195/AS refused.

  • Great Stour the chalk stream below Olantigh

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Wye Level Crossing - expect extra delays on Monday and Tuesday

Wye Level Crossing - expect extra delays on Monday and Tuesday

Posted: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:45 by Parish Admin

Network Rail plans to restrict traffic flow over Wye level crossing on Monday 9th September and Tuesday 10th September. This is to enable "crossing white line and yellow box painting" and the traffic lights are bound to add to the normal delays. On these two days Wye level crossing will also have to cope with additional traffic diverted from Oxenturn Road. KCC Highways announced late on Friday afternoon that contractors will close Oxenturn Road for three days starting Monday 9th September for carriageway repairs.

A broken rail disrupted train services through Wye this morning

A broken rail disrupted train services through Wye this morning

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:57 by Parish Admin

Network Rail identified a broken rail between Chilham and Chartham earlier this morning. This has caused disruption to services between Ashford International and Canterbury West. Engineers have carried out the necessary repairs, and the line is now open, but with a 20 MPH speed restriction. As a result of the speed restriction, some services may be delayed, or altered at short notice. Services between London Victoria and Canterbury West, and between London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross and Ramsgate appear to be running on time but Network Rail is warning of disruption until 12.00.

Appeal dismissed on the Former Goods Yard, Wye

Appeal dismissed on the Former Goods Yard, Wye

Posted: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:45 by Parish Admin

A Planning Inspector has dismissed an appeal on the Former Goods Yard site. He found that the scheme was in conflict with Local Plan and Wye Neighbourhood Plan (WNDP) policies. The property developer proposed to build fourteen three storey town houses off Bramble Lane, Wye adjacent to the railway line. However the Inspector judged that the scheme would 'have a harmful effect on the immediate setting thereby compromising the AONB's character.' He added that 'the scheme would also conflict with Policy WNP2 and WNP8 of the WNDP which require high quality design and for new development to respect the qualities of the AONB.' More »

The Inspector concluded that 'although I have found certain of the Council's objections not sufficiently well founded to cause the appeal to fail, I have found the scheme to be unacceptable in other respects. Overall, I conclude that the proposal would conflict with Policies SP6, HOU5, and ENV3b of the Local Plan. It would also conflict with Policies WNP2 and WNP8 of the WNDP. I find there are no material considerations of sufficient weight that would warrant a decision other than in accordance with the development plan. Accordingly, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed.'

Over 60 Wye residents objected to the plans and the Parish Council registered a strong objection on many grounds, including pedestrian safety and the loss of valuable parking spaces in Wye station car park. The scheme did not offer any affordable units as at the time it was registered the threshold was fifteen units. The Inspector's Appeal Decision letter, plans and some other papers are still open to view under the original planning application number 17/1646/AS » Less

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