Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Ingleton Wood (Selwyn Atkinson… 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1051
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
As discussed in 1.5 above the past rate of housing completions to date provides a realistic indication as to the expected number of dwelling completions in the future. SDC proposes to adopt the same strategy by focussing development within the existing settlements and on other brownfield sites. Past experiences have shown that this strategy will fail to yield enough homes over the next 20 years. Page 32-33 of the DLP provides a breakdown of the available sources of housing supply over the next 2
Rob Moorhouse ID-5318 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1055
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Tyrolese site is situated adjacent the Sevenoaks Urban Area which includes Bessels Green. In SDC's Local Plan 2015-2035 Settlement Hierarchy (April 2018), the Sevenoaks Urban Area is the highest ranking settlement, having the greatest population (29, 218), number of services and facilities. The overall 'sustainability score' (587, Table 4) is over four times that of the next location in the settlement hierarchy. Despite this, just three Green Belt sites are recognised for release in this are
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (David Ed… 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1075
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
These representations are made by Nexus Planning, on behalf of Taylor Wimpey, to the emerging Sevenoaks Local Plan ("eLP"). Taylor Wimpey have an interest in land south of Lower Road, Hextable ("the Site"), and these representations are made in relation to the Site. Taylor Wimpey are promoting the Site for residential-led development. Within the Sevenoaks Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment 2018 (SHELAA) the Site is referred to as Site Reference HO55. The SHELAA conclude
Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1064
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Plan also seeks to "encourage the re-use of previously developed 'brownfield' land, including land in the Green Belt, where it is situated in sustainable locations." (Policy 1). The Plan incorporates "Previously Developed Land (PDL as defined within the NPPF) in the Greenbelt, provided it is situated in a sustainable location, close to services and facilities", though provides no definition of what 'close to' means (paragraph 1.9). It also relies on another separate definition of its own inv
Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1059
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Housing Need The Council blames the Government for the Plan having to contemplate an unmet housing need of 13,960 new homes. However, the Council's own Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2015 had already established an unmet housing need of 12,400 new homes. This broad quantum of unmet housing need is not of the Government's making or fault. The District is 'subject to' designations of acknowledged planning significance but it is only "constrained" by these as a convenient reason or excuse, if
Gladman (Mat Evans ID-1865) 26 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP973
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
As addressed above Gladman have noted that, at present, the Council cannot be certain what level of housing need it must plan for. Whilst we agree with much of the text of policy 1 we believe that the Council must endeavour to do all it can to maximise its sustainable use of all sources for development, this must include ensuring all areas which can be released from the Green Belt without providing overarching damage to the strategic function of the Green Belt are released. Sevenoaks is an area
Jon Kirby ID-2728 26 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP982
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Approximately 93% of Sevenoaks District is allocated as Green Belt land, and 60% designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), making it a highly constrained District. Whilst the Council is committed to protecting the existing Green Belt, it is inevitable that the Council will need to release some Green Belt land for residential use, to help meet future housing requirements. 3.2 Whilst SKE support the need to protect sensitive Green Belt land, they express serious concern regar
Dartford Borough Council (Mark… 26 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1008
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Thank you for consulting Dartford Borough Council on Sevenoaks District Council's Draft Local Plan. I note that we previously responded to the Issues & Options consultation in a letter dated 5 October 2017 and I will refer to this where relevant. In commenting on the Sevenoaks Plan, we appreciate the choices your authority needs to make, and note the ambition to produce a draft Plan early next year. The comments are intended in a spirit of co-operation and working together with you on the issue
Chris Steadman ID-889 26 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1031
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
I am writing to you to defend the Halstead green belt and strongly oppose the disproportionate building density proposed for the local area. I have been a resident of Badgers Mount/ Knockholt for the last 10 years. We chose this location to raise our young family (3 children under the age of 6) because of the low density, village vibe that we so love. We love walking in the various well used footpaths that have wonderful views, spending family time riding our bikes and playing various sports t
Peter Winn ID-5085 26 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP1044
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
I am writing to offer my concerns and objections to the scale of the proposals set out in the SDC Local Plan. For the area that includes Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount there is the potential of a 4000 plus increase in the population which I consider is unsustainable. a) This is a rural area and many of these proposed developments are in areas designated as Green Belt for which we have a responsibility to protect for future generations and for the good of the planet. b) The infrastructure
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