Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 2 - Housing and Mixed Use Site Allocations

  • Comment ID: DLPP392
  • Status: Accepted
The proposals include loss of public amenities to housing, and although some relocations are envisaged, with SDC's own predictions of an ageing population the need for people to travel further for their medical care, etc to unfamiliar areas is surely counterproductive?
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP407
  • Status: Accepted
Broadly support, but need to ensure compliance with 'dark skies' policies and prevention of light pollution. New developments should have restrictions on additional external lighting on buildings and in gardens for ecological/wildlife protection.
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Landscape and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Policy 3 - Landscape and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • Comment ID: DLPP393
  • Status: Accepted
The wording should be strengthened by dropping 'will be' and replacing with 'must be' in the first sentence and dropping 'where possible'. There should be tight controls to ensure that enabling appropriate rural employment does not result in the all too frequent claim of 'redundancy' of an allowed structure with subsequent conversion to a large residence!!
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
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 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: DLPP394
  • Status: Accepted
Broadly support, but would want any new development in the Green Belt to be opposed.
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Heritage Assets Policy 17 - Heritage Assets

  • Comment ID: DLPP409
  • Status: Accepted
Support
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Safeguarding places for Wildlife and Nature Looking after our Wildlife

  • Comment ID: DLPP395
  • Status: Accepted
Strongly support, essential to have comprehensive ecological surveys.
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Health and Wellbeing, Air Quality and Climate Change Flood Risk and Sustainable Drainage Policy 18 - Health and Wellbeing, Air Quality, Climate Change and Flooding

  • Comment ID: DLPP410
  • Status: Accepted
Support the protection of Green Belt open spaces, trees and woodland to help counter air pollution, climate change, and to provide locally accessible spaces to enhance physical and mental health. People will use local areas rather than travel (with associated pollution) to more distant facilities. many areas are too hilly to enable cycling by any but the fittest, and they sometimes have to dismount and walk!
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring Well-Connected Communities are Supported by Appropriate Infrastructure Improving Health, Schools and Transport

  • Comment ID: DLPP396
  • Status: Accepted
Some proposed large scale new developments may have apparently 'good' available transport facilities, BUT the truth is people will always favour what appears to be the more direct route (and Sat Navs always do this) meaning narrow rural roads with no pavements, and single track lanes will be over burdened with vehicles. Many villages already experience severe congestion at rush hour and school run times. Maps are no substitute for local knowledge!
Miss (Rita Radford ID-3805) 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Supporting a Vibrant and Balanced Economy Economic Land and Development Policy 13 - Supporting a Vibrant and Balanced Economy

  • Comment ID: DLPP404
  • Status: Accepted
Support the maintenance of existing business sites also would want sites designated for employment to be protected from subsequent claims of 'non-viability'.
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