The Parish Council aims to achieve the best possible outcome from each development and welcomes informal, pre-application consultations and encourages developers and their agents to make contact. Early engagement saves all parties time and money and achieves better outcomes.
Ashford Borough Council has an agreed protocol for handling pre-application consultations. First developed in partnership with Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council in 2011, this protocol now applies to all parish councils across the borough. This protocol is available to download below.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) supports pre-application consultations.
Wolfson Protocol for pre-application engagement with parish councils within Ashford borough.