Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP587
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Chevening Parish Council has no comment on this policy
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 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: DLPP594
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Chevening Parish Council is concerned that the focus of flood risk is concentrated on the proposed development and ignores the potential impact on the surrounding area. In what circumstances would the District Council permit a development which created "unavoidable negative impacts on health, well being and safety"? These should not be considered
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Safeguarding places for Wildlife and Nature Blue Green Infrastructure and the Natural Environment Policy 6 - Safeguarding Places for Wildlife and Nature

  • Comment ID: DLPP581
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Experience has shown that trees with TPO's can be accidentally damaged and subsequently removed with no penalty. The District Council's track record of protecting trees is not robust. Far greater consideration needs to be given to areas where flood risk exists – not on the site itself, but on making previous green belt land impervious to water and therefore the impact on the surrounding area. Simply claiming the site is not a flood risk (as it is up a hill, for example) is unacceptable if the
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP588
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Chevening Parish Council questions whether housing density is not something that can be applied as a blanket number across the District. It also must relate to developments above a certain number. Chevening Parish Council assumes a single house in a garden would not be declined for not meeting density requirements on the grounds the space could accommodate more houses – whether the owners wanted to build more or not
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 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: DLPP595
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Chevening Parish Council agrees with this policy in principle, however why restrict new playing pitches to "full size only" – and full size for what sport? Getting people to play sport for fun is the key – not necessarily for adult competitive sport for which there is naturally limited, predominantly male take up.
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 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: DLPP576
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Chevening Parish Council believes preservation of the Green Belt should be the District Council's priority and therefore Exceptional Circumstances need to be closely managed. The development proposed in Chipstead doesn't meet any of the stated criteria of employment, key services, facilities and a range of transport options and therefore it is difficult to see how it has been granted EC status
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP582
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Chevening Parish Council believes the current parking requirement for new housing is woefully inadequate and causes increasing highway problems in the surrounding areas which are ignored by the Planners/KCC. * The provision of broadband upon completion of a project will become the problem of Open Reach – not the Developer – how will the District Council ensure the availability to those houses and that the surrounding area does not have a performance impact as a result * Infrastructure is not
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 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: DLPP589
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Chevening Parish Council acknowledges the sentiments behind the proposal – however where there is a clear surfeit of office buildings which are consistently unlet, either the plan should prohibit the creation of new office space or enforce the conversion of a commensurate amount of existing office space to residential to keep available office space constantly occupied. Empty retail or office buildings do not make a vibrant economy, quite the opposite, and therefore – given the stated requirement
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 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: DLPP577
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Chevening Parish Council doesn't accept the definition of "Sevenoaks Urban" with regard to the Parish. Chevening Parish is not in any definition "urban" * There must be a clear policy and agreement that "Local Needs" housing addresses local needs. There is no mention of the whereabouts of the brownfield proposed developments, or where the baseline numbers have come from
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP583
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* The impact on schooling and medical provision also needs to be urgently addressed. A local school which does not give admission priority to local children must be challenged as it increases transport and highways issues across the District. Simply allowing a developer to "donate" to the Health Trust rather than make proper Healthcare provision is not a sustainable outcome. We need new roads as well as more parking to make things work. A new A25 alongside the motorway for instance would make a
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