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Wye Planning Meeting 10th September, & Public Exhibition

Wye Planning Meeting 10th September, & Public Exhibition

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:15 by Our Place Wye Team

Wye has three large planning applications open for public consultation. To help residents engage with the planning process, and assess the parking and visual impacts and other issues, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council will display the plans in Wye Church from: More »

Monday 5th September, until Saturday 10th

The exhibition will end with a public meeting and Q&A (also in Wye Church), to consider all current planning issues:

Saturday 10th September at 5pm, prompt

The plans on display in Wye Church will include:

Wolfson House, (Upper Bridge Street) an application for the demolition of Wolfson House and the residential redevelopment of the site (total 6 dwellings)

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, (26-32 High Street) an application for the demolition of the Wolfson lecture theatre (see image above right), residential development, change of use and conversion of three listed buildings (total 7 dwellings)

Wye School, (Olantigh Road) an application forPhase 1 works, to include the demolition of existing buildings, construction of a car and coach park and MUGA, site levelling and associated works.

For Ashford Borough Council's planning reference numbers and further information, please click on the links in the 'Notices' section. This is on the left side of the home page. » Less

Squires, an attractive terrace of four Edwardian cottages in Wye, has stood empty for over seven years

Squires, an attractive terrace of four Edwardian cottages in Wye, has stood empty for over seven years

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:20 by Our Place Wye Team

Now Ashford Borough Council has given planning permission to property developer Telereal Trillium to change Squires from student accommodation, back into four, two bedroom dwellings. Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council supported this planning application, subject to a condition to protect residential amenity, as the village is short of two bedroom houses. More »

The site on Olantigh Road is opposite Leppers Home and Garden, and part of WYE3. The developer proposes to maintain the appearance and character of these empty cottages, and crucially, to provide eight off-road parking spaces - one per bedroom. Although Squires is subject to the forthcoming WYE3 masterplan process, the site is small and the change of use is not contentious. As a windfall application for open market housing, it complies with other draft Wye Neighbourhood Plan policies.

Imperial College shut the former Wye College in 2009 and sold Squires in 2015 to Telereal Trillium, along with most of the former Wye College campus and some 44 acres of land. The approved plans and details of this application are available online at Ashford Borough Council's website, under the planning reference number 16/00893/AS

Wye charity moves goalpost

Wye charity moves goalpost

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:15 by Our Place Wye Team

The Wye Children's Playing Field Charity provided a new goal post this week. The trustees aim to encourage more informal football practice on the Recreation Ground, and to rest the grass on the primary school playing field. More »

The MUGA fence behind the goal will act as a rebound wall to keep the ball in play, and the site is well away from houses to minimise any noise disturbance. Even though the evenings are drawing in, children can keep playing football on grass as the MUGA floodlights also illuminate the area around the new goal post. » Less

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