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 Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP604
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The distinctive settlement character of the villages within the Kent Downs makes an important contribution to the overall character of the AONB with the form, layout and pattern of villages being key elements of settlement character. Development proposals within AONBs need to conserve and enhance this distinctive settlement character and respond to the character of the built environment, as set out in the Kent Downs AONB Management Plan policies SD2 and SD9. This includes responding to historic
Gravesham Borough Council (Pla… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP704
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 12 refers to recent development being delivered at an average density of 60 DPH. It then expects new development to be delivered at higher densities. It is not clear whether 60 DPH is regarded as a higher density and therefore development should be delivered at that density or whether 60 DPH is a density which should be exceeded in new development. 31 Should criterion 3 of Policy 12 read ¡°Is or will be, well served by public transport etc.? This would mirror the wording of Policy1.
Badgers Mount Parish Council (… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP512
  • Status: Accepted
The policy aims for a high average density. The capacity of all sites in Badgers Mount and Halstead are calculated at 40 DPH. The last paragraph of the policy states: For all other proposals for housing development the density of the development should be at least equivalent to that in the surrounding area, with no unacceptable impact on local character. The overall density of the built up area of Badgers Mount is about 8 DPH, and the highest density of recent developments (4 houses in Old Londo
Strutt & Parker (Stuart Cricke… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP741
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
2.27 Policy 12 seeks to deliver development at a density above 60 dwellings per hectare which would represent an increase in the density of recent developments. The policy includes a number of criteria that development would need to meet including:  Ensuring development is of a high quality of design and respects local character  Includes a mix of housing types and sizes that reflects identified needs  Is well served by public transport and local services and facilities  A case can be
Esther Larner ID-1640 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP499
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 12 – Housing Density – this must be based on an area by area basis and not a standard across the district. The proposal for 60DPH within urban settings may be sensible, but this would not work in rural locations, particularly those where some green belt development is being considered. Quality is better than Quantity. A sliding scale should be introduced.
CPRE Sevenoaks District Commit… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP548
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 12 – Housing Density We support the policy.
Now Planning Ltd (Nora Galley… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP651
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 12 - though we suggest criterion 3 acknowledge that development can provide a means of improving public transport services.
P Mayer ID-4862 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP452
  • Status: Accepted
I agree that if we have to build on green belt land then it is paramount that the best use of the land is made. Ingress Abbey estate in Greenhithe proves that high density housing can be built in a humanistic way. However we are all aware when high density housing goes wrong – too narrow roads, filled up with on-street parking. I hope the council will look at density in a holistic way and not in just a crude houses per hectare measure. To take the case of Downs Valley, Hartley where development
Deleted User 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP963
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Para 5.40 Whilst we generally welcome higher housing densities, we consider that in para 5.40 there ought to be a recognition of the need to have regard to traffic implications and other infrastructure constraints. This point is made more explicitly in item 4 in Policy 12 Policy 12 - Housing density In the first sentence, delete the words 'new housing' so that it reads: "All development will be expected to make the most efficient use of land." At the end of item 4 add 'at the density proposed
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density

  • Comment ID: DLPP401
  • Status: Accepted
Should any development be agreed in Green Belt locations, these must comply with local rural housing densities, not the currently proposed increased urban type densities