Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Mi… 11 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP603
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
While reference to development being required to minimise the potential impacts on surround landscape, including AONBs in the policy wording is welcomed, this falls someway short of meeting the statutory requirement of requiring proposals to 'conserve and enhance' AONBs. Development in AONBs needs to be of the highest quality and maintain the local character, qualities and distinctiveness of the AONB, in line with AONB Management Plan policies SD1, SD2 and SD9. The nature of gypsy sites means th
Gravesham Borough Council (Pla… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP703
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 5.36 seeks to ensure that the ¡°best¡± land is allocated for new, permanent gypsy and traveller pitches. There is no explanation of what is meant by ¡°best¡±. Wouldn¡¯t ¡°most suitable when measured against the criteria set out in Policy 11¡± be more appropriate? How would the inclusion of more sites than are required result in the best land being allocated if all of them were to meet the criteria in the policy?
Irene Tubbs ID-2155 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP840
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
I have recently reviewed the information relating to gypsy & traveller sites in your planning consultation document where exceptional circumstances could apply (i.e. green belt land). I note with interest that a number of the sites you previously ear-marked for site recognition are not shown under the current 'final' consultation documents with detailed maps for local residents to review,, e.g button street, where you had previously ring fenced a number of locations under exceptional circumstanc
Deleted User 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP962
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 11 - Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community We welcome the specific allocation of sites for Gypsy and Traveller Community in Policy 11without expressing any view on the merits of the particular sites proposed, none of which are in the Sevenoaks Urban area.
John Isherwood ID-2661 07 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP902
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
It is noted that Sevenoaks Town (population approx. 24,900) has NO pitches (existing) for gypsies and travellers AND the plan has no provision for any new ones. Edenbridge Town (population 9,000) has 2 traveller sites and the Plan provides for further sites and pitches in Edenbridge. This appears to be Social engineering. Gypsies and Travellers are being denied the opportunity to live in Sevenoaks if they wish – rather than Edenbridge and the latter places an unfair strain on Edenbridge. Please
Graham Simpkin Planning (Graha… 07 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP832
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Comments on behalf of Mr and Mrs Whitehead In this representation Graham Simpkin Planning will refer to: Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community and GT7: Merry Lees, Billet Hill, Ash This site has been proposed for consultation in the draft Local Plan to provide 2 permanent Gypsy and traveller pitches. GSP objects to the inclusion of Merry Lees, Billet Hill as a Gypsy and Traveller site in the local plan 1. It is noted that the Council is expected to make provision for
Knockholt Parish Council (Zoe… 06 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP324
  • Status: Accepted
KPC support this policy
Heine Planning (Alison Heine I… 05 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP304
  • Status: Accepted
Sevenoaks draft plan Policy 11 Gypsy Travellers Sept 2018 comments-Heine Planning I strongly support the inclusion of an allocation policy to address the long standing need to find suitable sites for Gypsy Travellers in this district. What is striking is how many of these allocated sites have temporary/ tolerated pitches. It is good to note that the proposal for additional socially provided pitches on Romani Way Edenbridge. Until recently Kent CC had over 100 families on its waiting list. We
Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Mi… 04 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP289
  • Status: Accepted
While reference to development being required to minimise the potential impacts on surround landscape, including AONBs in the policy wording is welcomed, this falls someway short of meeting the statutory requirement of requiring proposals to 'conserve and enhance' AONBs. Development in AONBs needs to be of the highest quality and maintain the local character, qualities and distinctiveness of the AONB, in line with AONB Management Plan policies SD1, SD2 and SD9. The nature of gypsy sites means th
West Kingsdown Parish Council… 04 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP267
  • Status: Accepted
GT10 Two Barns Object to any further development of this AONB. The infrastructure to and from this isolated site could not cope with the additional traffic along a difficult lane