Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 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: DLPP1091
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 1.8 of the draft Local Plan states: "It is apparent that we will not be able to meet the 'Local Housing Need' figure provided by central government purely by focusing within our existing settlements". This raises two key points: The Council will need an effective and innovative housing delivery strategy to meet the targets set out in draft paragraph 1.6 (which quadruples the Core Strategy target of 165 homes per year) and it will be necessary to look at greenfield sites outside the set
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 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: DLPP1097
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Reducing isolation and living healthier lives Paragraph 8.1 of the draft Local Plan states: "The District has an ageing population … It is important that provision is made to ensure all residents have the opportunity to improve their wellbeing, reduce social exclusion and isolation, stay physically active and live healthier lives". Paragraph 8.3 of the draft Local Plan states: "Current population date shows that 21% (24,000) of the District's population is aged 65 and over and this proportion is
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 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: DLPP1092
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Haulfryn supports the approach taken to Policy 8 in which it plans to deliver homes to meet the needs of the older population within the district. The Company provides specialist high quality dwellings that can meet the accommodation needs of the District's growing over 55's demographic. Haulfryn considers that emerging Policy 8 is justified by the evidence provided to inform the emerging plan. Delivering a range of homes Paragraph 5.1 of the draft Local Plan states: "A mix of homes of different
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1093
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 5.19 states: "In 2016 the medium house price in the District was £392,500, the highest in Kent, and house prices were 13 times annual earnings, compared with 6.5 times across England … High housing costs have led to an increase in the number of households privately renting and the out-migration of younger and economically active groups in search of cheaper housing elsewhere, including essential workers". In setting out the context of the District, paragraph 12 of the draft Local Plan,
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing in Rural Areas Policy 10 - Housing in rural areas

  • Comment ID: DLPP1094
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The emerging Local Plan states at paragraph 5.28 that "Opportunities to provide housing (especially homes suitable for older people) in rural areas of the District are much more limited than in the urban areas because of the Green Belt." Haulfryn agrees and considers that park homes present an opportunity for the District to meet specific local needs for older people in rural areas. Older people often look to downsize their properties but often this is not possible for a number of reasons such a
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1095
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 5.40 Paragraph 5.40 of the draft Local Plan states: "The Local Plan takes a flexible approach to density, allowing the purpose of the development, the context of the site and the defining characteristics of the surrounding area to lead the process, taking the opportunity to achieve high density development where it is appropriate" Haulfryn supports the Council's aims set out in draft paragraph 5.40, and agrees that density should be applicable to the type of development and its implica