Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Badgers Mount Parish Council (… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP510
  • Status: Accepted
There seems to be a general notion that accessible housing, i.e. all on one level with no steps for access, must be in individual units such as bungalows or blocks of flats solely for the elderly. There could be a case for making a 2 floor dwelling two units with an accessible unit on the ground floor and a similar but non accessible, possibly a starter unit above. This would allow people needing accessible accommodation to integrate better. With careful design (for soundproofing etc) this shoul
White Hart Estates Residents A… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP545
  • Status: Accepted
This is probably a once in several generations opportunity and for healthy development The District needs more affordable and social housing than ever. This is the one target which should not be reduced. Along with many other policies it should be more rigorously applied.
Christopher Rasteiro ID-958 08 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP388
  • Status: Accepted
Several of the larger sites earmarked for development are not at all close to towns and villages.
National Fedration of Gypsy Li… 07 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP361
  • Status: Accepted
I write to comment on Policy 11 relating to Gypsies and Travellers. The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups supports and endorses the comments submitted by Heine Planning (ID DLPP304). The concerns raised in Heine Planning's submission are well considered and should be taken on board by the Council
Sevenoaks Town Council (Linda… 05 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP861
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Sevenoaks Town Council expresses concern that staff working at schools in Sevenoaks are forced to commute into the town from outside the area, owing to a lack of affordable housing. In periods of heavy snow, schools are often forced to remain closed to pupils through lack of staff. Sevenoaks Town Council would be sympathetic to on-site delivery of Key Worker housing, suggesting that it should qualify as 'exceptional circumstances'. Sevenoaks Town Council believes that a 40% affordable housi
Edward COOKSON ID-1490 04 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP265
  • Status: Accepted
COMMENT As you state elsewhere, inward migration (often from areas such as London) is a factor in Sevenoaks's growing population. Local prices and the availability of houses to first-time buyers will be skewed by more affluent incomers who have sold their properties in London. Many affordable developments in the District have been purchased as Buy-to-Let. Such activities distort an already broken housing market for first-time buyers. I see this as a challenge to the Plan.
Stephanie Kitchenham ID-5824 03 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP233
  • Status: Accepted
I think there's a point (or several) being missed here. You state that 70% of the district is made up of larger homes yet I wonder how many of these are truly 'Affordable' homes as opposed to privately owned? There are plenty of people in this district that cannot afford to buy or privately rent that are stuck in homes too small for them. (After having twins, I am one of them). Even your own allocations policy states at Appendix 2A "There is a high demand for certain properties such as two bedr
Roger Walshe ID-5410 03 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP236
  • Status: Accepted
The description 'affordable housing' is too vague . There needs to be strong emphasis on public housing to rent, which is seriously lacking.
Theresa Durrant ID-6142 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP173
  • Status: Accepted
I agree there is a need for smaller homes, affordable housing, starter homes and down size homes for the elderly wishing to live at home, so feel that the policy reflects this need across the district to meet mixed-housing needs. I do however, have cause for concern over 'build your own home'. Whilst I appreciate that self-build plots will be identified close to existing amenities, with large developments there would at least be some control from the planning departments to engage with the deve
Bryan Harris ID-678 16 Jul 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP11
  • Status: Accepted
One of the problems we see in this country is lack of real care for the elderly. We still actively encourage old people to be put in homes, where they sit together, usually in silence, with very little to do, and wait to die. One of the reasons we dispose of our elderly in this fashon is because of the tiny houses, and certainly the size of bedrooms, which are often limited. Nowhere for Gran to live with her family, means she goes to a home, but with a little thought in planning family homes, we