Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 27 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: DLPP1070
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Council have set an objectively assessed housing need (OAN) of 620 dwellings per annum (dpa), which amounts to 12,400 dwellings over the Plan period of 2015- 35. The governments recently published standard OAN methodology has pointed to an even higher annual target of 698 dpa or 13,960 dwellings for the Plan period. • Despite completions increasing over the last number of years as a result of major sites from existing allocations coming through and delivering completions there is a housing s
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 27 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: DLPP1072
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The site is extensive and rural in nature. The intervisibility between the site and the wider surrounding landscape varies. The field that forms the eastern most part of the site affords expansive views across countryside to the east and south-east. Views are afforded into the site from the east and south-east from points along the public right of way network. The central part of the site benefits from being more visually enclosed especially from the north, where the remnants of White Ash Wood a
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 27 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: DLPP1076
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
This Built Heritage Statement has been researched and prepared by CgMs heritage, part of RPS, on behalf of Berkeley Homes, in order to support the promotion of land to the south of Redhill Road, New Ash Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, for allocation as residential development within Seven Oak District Council's emerging Local Plan. There will be no direct, material harm to any built heritage asset due to the Proposed Development. Additionally, the proposed Site does not lie within a Conservation Area an
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 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: DLPP736
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District's AONB, landscape character and the countryside, including areas of tranquillity, should be be conserved and the distinctive features that contribute to the special character be protected and enhanced where possible. 3.2 Land that is outside of the AONB is not as protected or sensitive to change and thus should be released first ahead of land that is within the AONB and sensitive in landscape terms.
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 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: DLPP740
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The District is highly constrained in terms of Green Belt with 93% of the District area being within the Green Belt 4.2 As allowed for in the NPPF Green Belt boundaries should only be altered in exceptional circumstances, through the preparation or review of the Local Plan. The need to significantly boost the supply of housing and meet the housing needs of the District represents an 'exceptional circumstance'. 4.3 As evidenced within the Local Plan Green Belt boundaries need to be amended in ord
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Provision of Affordable Housing Policy 9 - Provision of affordable housing

  • Comment ID: DLPP746
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District should continue to seek 40% affordable housing, subject to viability subject to viability, which will provide for the wider needs of the District while also combatting the affordability issues that exist in Sevenoaks. 6.2 Berkeley also agree that new forms of affordable housing should be explored by the District but be judged on a case by case basis. 6.3 A range of house types and tenures will meet the wider demands of the local housing needs, while also helping
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 1 - A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District

  • Comment ID: DLPP732
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The District of Sevenoaks has seen a vast amount of change over the past number of years and as the District begins to produce a new Local Plan that will guide development throughout the plan period of 2015-2035 it is vital that the new Local Plan provides for the development needs of the District. 2.2 Most notably the demand for housing across Sevenoaks is going to be a key issue going forward. The Council have recognised this within the Plan by outlining 'promoting housing choice for all' as t
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP747
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District should continue to seek 40% affordable housing, subject to viability subject to viability, which will provide for the wider needs of the District while also combatting the affordability issues that exist in Sevenoaks. 6.2 Berkeley also agree that new forms of affordable housing should be explored by the District but be judged on a case by case basis. 6.3 A range of house types and tenures will meet the wider demands of the local housingneeds, while also helping t
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Provision of Affordable Housing Policy 9 - Provision of affordable housing

  • Comment ID: DLPP748
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District should continue to seek 40% affordable housing, subject to viability subject to viability, which will provide for the wider needs of the District while also combatting the affordability issues that exist in Sevenoaks. 6.2 Berkeley also agree that new forms of affordable housing should be explored by the District but be judged on a case by case basis. 6.3 A range of house types and tenures will meet the wider demands of the local housingneeds, while also helping t
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 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: DLPP734
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The District of Sevenoaks has seen a vast amount of change over the past number of years and as the District begins to produce a new Local Plan that will guide development throughout the plan period of 2015-2035 it is vital that the new Local Plan provides for the development needs of the District. 2.2 Most notably the demand for housing across Sevenoaks is going to be a key issue going forward. The Council have recognised this within the Plan by outlining 'promoting housing choice for all' as t
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