Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Comment ID DLPP1114
Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Maidstone Borough Council (Ann… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Sep 2018

Gypsy and travellers
The Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (2017)
states that there is a need for further pitches over the plan period. The need is between 11
and 51 pitches. MBC supports the strategy outlined in the Local Plan which demonstrates how
the need can be met in full within the Borough. The Local Plan proposes additional permanent
pitches on:
1) Existing temporary pitches on suitable sites that can be made permanent
2) Additional permanent pitches on suitable sites with existing pitches within the current
site boundary to achieve higher density3) Additional permanent pitches on suitable sites within existing pitches with small scale
minor boundary amendments in consultation with Local Members.