Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Alistair Love ID-209 07 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP50
  • Status: Accepted
The purpose of the greenbelt is to control urban growth and provide a ring of countryside around existing urban areas. The NPFF gives 5 purposes of the greenbelt which include preventing town / villages from merging into each other, to safeguard the countryside from encroachment, and to check the unrestricted sprawl of large built up areas. These are particularly important around Greater London, where all three have previously occurred resulting in a single built up area that encompasses a numbe
Kemsing Parish Council (Y Tred… 07 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP44
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
At a recent Parish Council meeting, I was instructed to write to you with the following request: * Kemsing Parish Council has supported Sevenoaks District Council's Green Belt policy for many years. This has confined developments in Kemsing to within village envelope. * There appears to be come uncertainty about future policy for Green Belt. On the one hand, Ministers have made welcome remarks about the Green Belt not being threatened. On the other, there have been statements that the need for
Philip Runacres ID-5116 06 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP39
  • Status: Accepted
The Government needs to ensure planning permissions that have been granted go ahead and don't sit in limbo for years while developers maximise their profits. If all permissions already granted were actually built the clamour they are making for new houses would be greatly diminished. We have two good examples of this in Sevenoaks, the former Farmers Pub opposite Sevenoaks Main Line Railway Station and the former Edwards Electrical site in the High Street both prime sites. The Farmers Pub was d
Philip Runacres ID-5116 06 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP42
  • Status: Accepted
I support Comment ID DLPP40 by R A Morgan. Central Government needs to work harder to ensure all parts of GB have greater balance and the continual migration from around the UK towards the congested South East needs to be addressed not exacerbated by yet more housing without the same call for land to be released to solve transport, infrastructure, education and other major issues caused by this lack affecting us now. Several other commentators have highlighted some of these issues e.g. Comment I
R A Morgan ID-5159 06 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP40
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Firstly, I wonder if anyone has actually questioned the need for all these new homes; we seem to accept the Government's comments and targets. However, reports suggest that across the nation, there are approximately 500,000 empty houses, and 650,000 housing permission sitting in builders portfolios waiting for prices to rise! (There are also, apparently, about 400,000 second homes!!) What is often forgotten is that when people move into new homes, they have invariably vacated homes elsewhere; th
Karen Grosvenor ID-2883 27 Jul 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP25
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We are constantly being told we need more houses and that the problem is we are all living longer and not passing on our houses. My parents and grandparents both lived till their eighties but there was no problem then, but then there was not the explosion in population we now have. If for example we built 1,000 houses the people living there will no doubt have two or three children which will then want houses and so it will continue. This means more and more houses since it is estimated we are
Swanley Neighbourhood Plan Ste… 21 Jul 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP15
  • Status: Accepted
Development in the Green Belt seems to imply that an "exceptional circumstance" for building on Green Belt land is to be in a sustainable location with social and community services provided. This misses the point about the four purposes in Green Belt Assessment which are: * To check the unrestricted sprawl of large built up areas * To prevent neighbouring towns from merging. * Assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment. * To preserve the setting and special character of histor
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