Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Christopher Rasteiro ID-958 08 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP387
  • Status: Accepted
Developing at urban scales of housing density on green belt land represents a significant loss of amenity to those living nearby. Seeing proposals for green belt development within the Sevenoaks Local Plan at housing densities greater than those within the existing urban areas in the district is not a fair way of proceeding, and invalidates one of the greatest benefits of living in Sevenoaks District - that it is not dense and urbanised. SDC should make a commitment that housing density at any
Graham Simpkin Planning (Graha… 07 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP765
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
On behalf of Andrew Tickle Policy H12 (Housing Density) explains the importance of housing density and the efficient use of land. This is crucial in the Sevenoaks district.
Knockholt Parish Council (Zoe… 06 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP325
  • Status: Accepted
KPC would seek that any development in Green Belt under exceptional circumstances are built using rural, not urban densities.
King and Johnston Homes (John… 06 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP343
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 12 - Housing density. The policy refers to recent past development being delivered at an average density of 60DPH across the district. We note this is an average figure and based on recent past development the majority of the development concerned is likely to have taken place on brownfield land with a number of apartments at high density. To expect new development on what is likely to be over 60% on greenfield land at 60DPH is neither realistic or desirable. Lower density is going to be
John B Pike FRICS Chartered Su… 05 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP309
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
An average of 60 DPH across the district seems incredibly high and evidence should be provided to break down this claim into flatted and conventional housing developments. It is my view that a reliance on high density flatted development in the recent past has skewed the figure. The policy proposed is both confusing and flawed in that it proposes higher densities than those typically found in surrounding areas but goes on to say that the density should be at least equivalent to that in the surr
Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Mi… 04 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP290
  • Status: Accepted
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
Edward COOKSON ID-1490 04 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP276
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 12 COMMENT "With no unacceptable impact on local character" may be difficult to achieve when considering changes to Green Belt boundaries. SUGGESTED CHANGE Policy 12, para 1... New development will be expected to be delivered at higher densities, on average, except on former open sites where the Green Belt boundary has been altered.
Otford Parish Council (Nick Ru… 28 Aug 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP143
  • Status: Accepted
Support.
Dunton Green Parish Council (T… 23 Aug 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP116
  • Status: Accepted
Dunton Green Parish Council argues that if a Green Belt site is permitted development under 'exceptional circumstances' that it should not have to meet the higher densities expected in 'urban' areas, even if that site falls within the confines of an urban area, regardless of whether it can adequately demonstrate the 4 elements listed to justify higher density housing. By what standards would a site be deemed to be 'well served' by public transport etc? What constitutes well-served? What are th
Edenbridge Town Council (Chris… 21 Aug 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP94
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 12 – Housing density The Draft Plan 5.40 recognises the need to take a flexible approach towards density. It is suggested that Policy 12 is extended to include special provision to ensure any sites approved in this Local Plan, that are currently in the Green Belt, receive special consideration respecting their previous Green Belt category – bridging the gap between the openness of the Green Belt and urban locations. This is likely to mean that they will not meet the urban density require