Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Southern Water (Charlotte Maya… 30 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP192
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Southern Water is the statutory wastewater undertaker for several catchments to the south of Sevenoaks District, the majority of which lies within existing Green Belt boundaries. Policy 4 sets out the requirements for any changes to existing buildings in the Green Belt, but is silent on the provision of new buildings, and does not refer to National Planning Policy in this regard. As stated in the NPPF, the development plan is 'the starting point for decision making', Southern Water therefore con
Otford Parish Council (Nick Ru… 28 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP136
  • Status: Accepted
The NPPF details five purposes of the Green Belt: * To check against unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas; * To prevent neighbouring towns merging into one another; * To assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment; * To preserve the setting and special character of historic towns; and * To assist in urban regeneration, by encouraging the recycling of derelict and other urban land'. (paragraph 80) The land to the North of the existing Vestry Estate meets all of these purpose
Dunton Green Parish Council (T… 23 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP108
  • Status: Accepted
Dunton Green Parish Council agrees that there should be a policy concerning development in the Green Belt. However, there is no reference within this policy to 'exceptional circumstances' sites and how the aims of this policy are applicable to larger scale developments (other than Rural Exceptions sites). Is this because once an exceptional circumstance is proved and planning permission is granted that the site is no longer deemed to be in the Green Belt (so the rules for GB no longer apply) or
Edenbridge Town Council (Chris… 21 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP89
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 4 – Development in the Green Belt Clearly the release of Green Belt in the beautiful Eden Valley around Edenbridge would be extremely detrimental and should only be allowed as a last resort. It is crucial when creating new boundaries that special consideration is given to the continuing Green Belt status of the adjoining open land. Stepping down and feathering of buildings, with a belt of open space incorporating a dense tree belt, between the urban edge should be required. This may give
David Spreyer ID-1292 13 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP65
  • Status: Accepted
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Stephen Metcalfe ID-5862 16 Jul 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt

  • Comment ID: DLPP4
  • Status: Accepted
As someone keen to self-build, I find this policy unnecessarily restrictive. With the current housing crisis, self building ought to be encouraged as it is in most other European countries. This policy makes it incredibly hard to find an appropriate plot within the Sevenoaks district unless you're very wealthy. This policy doesn't take into account the size of the plot the current property sits on, which in many cases are large enough to support an increase in the size of the property greater th
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