Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1105
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
There must be absolute assurance that water and sewerage will be adequate for all the developments under way in Edenbridge. Edenbridge Town Station will need to be developed as it is a hub. It needs to provide for people to reach the town, and to get to the medical facility and potentially the school if that were ever built. The roads into and within the town are narrow, winding and suited to the rural nature. Crouch House Road and its continuation Little Browns Lane are used by riders and hor
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1108
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Housing density should have regard to the design of the housing. Obviously apartments can be built to a higher density than houses. The density achievable for houses should accommodate the vehicles that people increasingly keep for leisure and business at their place of residence. We have seen at the Stanhope estate how residents are now totally dissatisfied with the availability of places for their vehicle and how open spaces and the narrow roads are used as car parks. Therefore on the new hous
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 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: DLPP1102
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 1 Finding Places for new homes 1.1 The Number of new homes that should be built Government has come up with a need for 13,960 new homes in Sevenoaks District. The Sevenoaks Housing Needs study of 2015 (Conclusion 9.10) showed a much lesser need of 524 extra homes pa to support the district's population. This equates to 9432 homes between 2018 and the end of the plan in 2036. An alternative projection of need can be made from another study by Sevenoaks (2017 Local Housing Needs Study). The
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1109
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
There seems no reason to increase bureaucracy with a Design Panel.
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 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: DLPP1103
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
For further development the location on Four Elms Road is the only logical option. It should be restricted to 100 dwellings and the medical facility should be on the land next to the existing library and Eden Centre. No other location should be considered. The Edenbridge & District War Memorial Hospital should not be included in development proposals unless and until a replacement War Memorial medical facility has been constructed. One important site that has not been mentioned is the derelict L
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 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: DLPP1106
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
There is no evidence that building more housing in Edenbridge will affect house prices. It will simply encourage migration because houses here are less expensive than in areas nearer the centre of London. So if affordable houses are to be provided and this is to protect young people from the district, there would have to be a limit on who can obtain them and how they are sold on. To keep control it would arguably be better that the Council take responsibility for providing the housing, so that
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  • Comment ID: DLPP1107
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The provision within Edenbridge has already gone beyond previous guidelines with 17 sites at Romani Way, when a maximum of 15 is thought to be good practice On adjacent private land a further 7 sites have recently been established without proper preauthorisation. While it would be difficult now to diminish those numbers, there should be no further increase in Edenbridge.
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 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: DLPP1104
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In the planning period there is very limited need for encroachment into the green belt. Beyond what is proposed above, which fulfils Edenbridge's quota in the district's development, there should be no further loss of green belt. The proposals for redesignating green belt land in Edenbridge for housing, are being promoted on the suggestion that there is some justifying community gain from the designation of a small amount of land for a medical facility. However, Edenbridge does have two existi