Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Supporting a Vibrant and Balanced Economy Visitor Economy Policy 14 - Town and Local Centres

  • Comment ID: DLPP854
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 80 Provision and Delivery of County Council Community Services - There is concern that, under 'Protection of Community Uses', the policy would allow that, where 'school and community buildings become vacant and there is no requirement for an alternative educational use for the existing community use, priority will be given to reusing the buildings or site to address local need for community facilities'. This would preclude the County Council obtaining the best Capital Receipts from the dis
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP860
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 90 Heritage and Conservation - Paragraph 7.20 KCC considers that 'archaeological sites' should be added to the list of heritage asset types. Paragraph 7.21 KCC considers that 'archaeological sites' should be added within this paragraph. Paragraph 7.22 KCC considers that the term 'archaeological sites' needs to be added to the list of asset types. Page 91 Heritage and Conservation - At present, the text only refers to Scheduled Monuments. In fact, the majority of archaeological sites in
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Leisure and Open Space Open Space, Sport and Leisure Policy 19 - Open Space, Sport and Leisure

  • Comment ID: DLPP867
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Provision and Delivery of County Council Community Services - It is noted that this policy has a general presumption in favour of retaining existing sport and leisure facilities, unless they can be re-provided. However, there are sites identified within Appendix 1 where proposed mixed-use development would result in the loss of sport and leisure facilities including: Pedham Place Golf Centre, Halstead (MX48); Broke Hill Golf Club, Halstead (MX41); and Fawkham Valley Golf Course & Football Ground
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 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: DLPP872
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Waste Management - Waste Management KCC Waste Management operates a network of eighteen Household Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and six co-located Waste Transfer Stations (WTSs) and demand on these sites is at unprecedented levels. As a result of additional demand generated by housing growth, this could result in a requirement to build more, larger sites or invest in the maintenance or repair of existing HWRCs and WTSs. At the Dunbrik HWRC and WTS we are expecting an increase in waste throughput, es
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Designing and protecting attractive places

  • Comment ID: DLPP855
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 83 Heritage and Conservation - Paragraph 7.2 'Historic landscape' could be added to the ways in which the district's heritage contributes to the cultural heritage and special character of Sevenoaks (paragraph 7.2). The landscape that is visible today is the result of many centuries of evolution and the pattern of roads, tracks, field boundaries and hedgerows that gives the modern landscape its character is firmly rooted in the past. The Kent Historic Landscape Characterisation Survey (2001
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Health and Wellbeing, Air Quality and Climate Change Clean air, healthy living and preparing for a changing climate

  • Comment ID: DLPP862
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 95 Public Rights of Way - KCC welcomes the acknowledgement of the Kent Active Travel Strategy. The County Council's ROWIP is not currently evidenced. The current ROWIP should be referenced as it is a strategic and statutory policy document for the protection and enhancement of PRoW. Page 96 Sustainable Business and Communities - KCC recommends that the design of houses should consider passive solar, shading, orientation, natural ventilation and planting to avoid unnecessary heat gain and
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Leisure and Open Space Open Space, Sport and Leisure Policy 19 - Open Space, Sport and Leisure

  • Comment ID: DLPP868
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Public Rights of Way - KCC recommends that the definition of a PRoW is amended to the following: "A way over which the public have a right to pass and repass, including Public Footpaths, Public Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways Open to All Traffic".
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring Well-Connected Communities are Supported by Appropriate Infrastructure Viability Policy 7 - Transport & Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: DLPP849
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Education - Secondary: Sevenoaks Urban Area: The town of Sevenoaks will likely need a new 6FE secondary school if the numbers of dwellings recorded in the draft Local Plan are built in the district. It could be built anywhere in or outside the town, but KCC is conscious of the Green Belt issues. Nevertheless, with the amount of housing development being proposed in this Draft Local Plan, without a new 6FE school, KCC would have difficulty supporting housing development in the Sevenoaks, Halstea
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP857
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 85 Public Rights of Way - KCC notes that the PRoW network is not mentioned within the draft policy text, though it is noted within Appendix 6 - Section 2. Considering the value and importance of the PRoW network, KCC requests that the PRoW network is referenced within 'Design Consideration' sections 2, 4, 5 and 6. Alternatively, reference to the protection and enhancement of PRoW should be inserted into the text underneath the table, as PRoW encompass multiple design considerations. Sectio
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 20 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: DLPP863
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Public Rights of Way - KCC recommends that PRoW should be referred to within this policy, as the network provides substantial opportunities for active travel and outdoor recreation, which can help to address issues associated with air quality, health and wellbeing. SUDS - KCC recommends that under the subtitle 'Climate Change', the following addition is made: "(g) resilient drainage design which includes a climate change allowance", recognising that this is not the same as seeking a reduction i
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