28th September 2017  524-538 London Road, Ashford, TW15 3AE 17/00640/FUL
Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a part 2-storey/part 3-storey/part 4-storey/part 5-storey building to provide 63 flats (35 no. 1-bed, 28 no. 2-bed) together with associated access, parking and amenity space

OBJECTION  None of the flats appear to be designed to provide access and full facilities for wheelchair users although lifts have been indicated. The proposal needs to demonstrate suitable provision for disabled people at the planning stage. As far as I can tell there is no mention of Lifetime Living nor of the flats being adaptable or wheelchair user dwellings. These matters cannot be introduced under the Building Regulations unless included within the approved planning design The development does not conform with the Equalities Act (open for comments 18/10/2017)