Gypsy and Traveller Plan Supplementary Site Options Document November 2014

Consultation FrontcoverSevenoaks District Council consulted on the first stage of the preparation of its Gypsy and Traveller Plan earlier this year. The consultation sought views on potential site options across the District and asked landowners to suggest sites for additional pitches.

The Council is now conducting a further consultation on the Supplementary Site Options document which includes additional sites and pitches submitted to the Council.

Councils are required by Government to identify the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and prepare a Plan to show how these needs will be met. The Council’s needs assessment suggests that 72 permanent pitches across the District are required in the period 2012 to 2026. 

The proposed site options are located in Crockenhill, Edenbridge, Ash, Horton Kirby, Swanley and West Kingsdown.  The Council would like your views on these site options and would also like to hear from you if you think that you have land that is suitable for Gypsy and Traveller pitches and if you are considering promoting it for such a use.

The Council’s publication of these consultation options does not indicate that these will definitely be considered acceptable proposals by the Council as the plan preparation progresses. 

All comments must be received by no later than 5pm on Thursday 22nd January 2015.

Comments can be made on the document as a whole, on the consultation questions or individual sites by selecting the "make a comment" tab found throughout the document.

Please note that representations cannot be treated as confidential and may be made available in public documents.  Any comments which are considered to be libellous, racist, abusive or offensive will not be accepted.

Drop-in consultation sessions will be held between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on:

Tuesday 9th December - Edenbridge (Edenbridge Town Council Offices, Rickards Hall, r/o 72 High Street)

Tuesday 16th December - Swanley (Clocktower Pavilion, adj Alexandra Suite, St. Mary's Road)

Wednesday 14th January  - Sevenoaks (Sevenoaks District Council Offices, Argyle Road)

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    27 Nov 2014 at 09:00
  • Closed
    22 Jan 2015 at 17:00