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
Jenny Knowles ID-2500 01 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: DLPP1147
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the above consultation. I am pleased to submit the Borough Council's response. Objectively Assessed Need We note that Sevenoaks District Council's identified housing need has seen an increase from the figure previously set out in the Regulation 18 consultation in October 2017, in order to reflect the Government's Standardised Methodology. The annualised figure of 698 is not dissimilar to that for Tonbridge and Malling at 696. Although we welcome the
Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… 01 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: DLPP1122
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Suggest amending wording of Policy 1 in five respects: * Add the following words as a new sentence after the first sentence of Policy 1: "Mixed use developments which intensify the use of land by incorporating housing will be supported and encouraged, particularly on sites that are close to services and facilities and/or well-connected by public transport, walking and cycling". * Add at end of first para a new sentence. "Development proposals for the four towns will be expected to comply with
J Affleck ID-2174 01 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: DLPP1142
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Sevenoaks District has been told by the government to build 13,960 new homes by 2035. This number is far too high, and there is no explanation as to how it has been reached. As stated on pp 14 and 21 of the Draft Local Plan, this figure would require the building of 698 homes a year (i.e. 13,960 over 20 years), when over the past ten years 250 homes a year have been completed (i.e. 5,000 homes over 20 years). We are told that the population of the District is expected to grow by more than 2
Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… 01 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: DLPP1138
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
- We have throughout tried to strengthen and clarify the wording of policies so as to ensure that the Plan is more robust and defensible at public inquiries. - We have suggested a number of additional place-making objectives for Sevenoaks including: ensuring the prompt redevelopment of vacant sites such as the Farmers; redevelopment of land east of the High Street for mixed use including high density housing; and a comprehensive traffic and transport study of the town centre. - We have express
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
Maidstone Borough Council (Ann… 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: DLPP1112
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Thank you for consulting Maidstone Borough Council on the Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018. The response has been agreed by the council's Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee at its meeting on 11th September 2018. Housing Based on the standardised methodology, Sevenoaks District has an OAN of 13,960 over the plan period (2015-2035). Policy 1 – A Balanced Strategy For Growth in a Constrained District and supporting text outlines that developme
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
Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) 27 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: DLPP1065
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Government is committed to "protecting Green Belt land" (NPPF chapter 13 and NPPF 133 and 134). So is the Council (see the Plan 'Vision' – 'people and housing' and Plan 'Foreword'). How this is to be achieved through decision-making (NPPF chapter 4) in response to "proposals affecting the Green Belt" (i.e. through the development management and planning application/appeal process) is articulated in NPPF 143 to 147 (and in the Plan's other policies including Policy 4 'development in the Green
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 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: DLPP1091
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 1.8 of the draft Local Plan states: "It is apparent that we will not be able to meet the 'Local Housing Need' figure provided by central government purely by focusing within our existing settlements". This raises two key points: The Council will need an effective and innovative housing delivery strategy to meet the targets set out in draft paragraph 1.6 (which quadruples the Core Strategy target of 165 homes per year) and it will be necessary to look at greenfield sites outside the set
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