Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 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: DLPP1158
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Regardless of the above, draft Policy 1 (A Balanced Strategy for Growth in a Constrained District) seeks to establish the approach for directing new development and growth within the District. In line with the NPPF, the policy prioritises development within the boundaries of existing town settlements and through the re-use of previously developed brownfield land. However, the policy notes that "the supplyof 'brownfield' land is limited and therefore this is not a solution in itself." Draft Poli
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 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: DLPP1159
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Regardless of the above, draft Policy 1 (A Balanced Strategy for Growth in a Constrained District) seeks to establish the approach for directing new development and growth within the District. In line with the NPPF, the policy prioritises development within the boundaries of existing town settlements and through the re-use of previously developed brownfield land. However, the policy notes that "the supplyof 'brownfield' land is limited and therefore this is not a solution in itself." Draft Poli
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1160
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Regardless of the above, draft Policy 1 (A Balanced Strategy for Growth in a Constrained District) seeks to establish the approach for directing new development and growth within the District. In line with the NPPF, the policy prioritises development within the boundaries of existing town settlements and through the re-use of previously developed brownfield land. However, the policy notes that "the supplyof 'brownfield' land is limited and therefore this is not a solution in itself." Draft Poli
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1162
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The NPPF (para. 85) acknowledges the important role that residential development can play in town centres and requires that planning policies allocate a range of suitable sites in town centres to meet the scale and type of development that is likely to be needed. Whilst some of the proposed site allocations do encourage residential development on some town centre sites, the current wording of Policy 14 cannot be said to encourage residential development in town centres. This conflicts with bot
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1163
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Due to the absence of specific site allocations, or detail within the proposed allocations (including H2(c)), it is unclear how the anticipated retail needs identified in the Retail Study will be accommodated over the plan period. This should be clarified. In relation to parking, the draft policy states that "town centre parking will be managed to ensure adequate and convenient provision and appropriate provision for long stay car parking." We agree that adequate provision needs to be retained b
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1164
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In recognising the need for the creation of high quality developments, the NPPF states that "plans should, at the most appropriate level, set out a clear design vision and expectations, so that applicants have as much certainty as possible about what is likely to be acceptable." Draft Policy 15 provides design considerations, design criteria and key questions to be addressed. It does not currently provide a clear design vision. We agree that design guidance is fundamental to the planning and
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 02 Oct 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: DLPP1161
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The aspiration to protect non-residential uses under draft Policy 13 (Supporting a Vibrant and Balanced Economy) in the interest of supporting and maintaining a vibrant and balanced economy is supported. However, the policy wording is particularly onerous for proposals seeking to redevelop non-allocated, nonresidential sites where alternative uses would be a more appropriate. This approach conflicts with the NPPF (para. 121) which states that local planning authorities should "take a positive a
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1118
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We write on behalf of our client, U+I Group Plc ("U+I"), in response to the consultation on Sevenoaks District Council's ("SDC") Draft Local Plan (July 2018). U+I has a long term interest in Sevenoaks, having acquired the Swanley Square Shopping Centre in 2004 (the Site). In line with SDC's early masterplan vision for Swanley, U+I has sought to regenerate the centre and adjoining land, introduce with a view to improve the experience of the second largest town centre in the District and deliver
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 28 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: DLPP1119
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We write on behalf of our client, U+I Group Plc ("U+I"), in response to the consultation on Sevenoaks District Council's ("SDC") Draft Local Plan (July 2018). U+I has a long term interest in Sevenoaks, having acquired the Swanley Square Shopping Centre in 2004 (the Site). In line with SDC's early masterplan vision for Swanley, U+I has sought to regenerate the centre and adjoining land, introduce with a view to improve the experience of the second largest town centre in the District and deliver
Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) 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: DLPP1116
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We write on behalf of our client, U+I Group Plc ("U+I"), in response to the consultation on Sevenoaks District Council's ("SDC") Draft Local Plan (July 2018). U+I has a long term interest in Sevenoaks, having acquired the Swanley Square Shopping Centre in 2004 (the Site). In line with SDC's early masterplan vision for Swanley, U+I has sought to regenerate the centre and adjoining land, introduce with a view to improve the experience of the second largest town centre in the District and deliver
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