Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Jenny Knowles ID-2500 01 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1149
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Gypsies & Travellers Although a need for additional pitches is identified in para 5.33, a figure has not been included. Therefore it is not clear if the sites identified in Policy 11 meet the need.
Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… 01 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1129
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We welcome the specific allocation of sites for Gypsy and Traveller Community in Policy 11without expressing any view on the merits of the particular sites proposed, none of which are in the Sevenoaks Urban area. Para 5.40 Whilst we generally welcome higher housing densities, we consider that in para 5.40 there ought to be a recognition of the need to have regard to traffic implications and other infrastructure constraints. This point is made more explicitly in item 4 in Policy 12
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.
Maidstone Borough Council (Ann… 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: DLPP1114
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Gypsy and travellers The Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (2017) states that there is a need for further pitches over the plan period. The need is between 11 and 51 pitches. MBC supports the strategy outlined in the Local Plan which demonstrates how the need can be met in full within the Borough. The Local Plan proposes additional permanent pitches on: 1) Existing temporary pitches on suitable sites that can be made permanent 2) Additional permanent pitches
Bromley Borough Council (Katie… 26 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1005
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Gypsy and Traveller provision The Government's Planning Policy for Travellers clarifies that traveller sites are inappropriate development in the Green Belt. It advises that local authorities can make exceptional limited alterations to Green Belt boundaries to accommodate site inset within the Green Belt to meet specific identified need for traveller sites. Lt advises that if land is removed from the Green Belt in this way, it should be "specifically allocated in the development plan as a travel
Kent County Council (Barbara C… 19 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP831
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 69 Gypsy and Traveller Unit - A total of eighteen sites are proposed across the district, which would provide a total of 90 pitches, with 50 additional pitches created. The policy states that sites should be located close to services and facilities, with access to public transport, but a number of these sites do not meet these criteria, being relatively remote. Heritage and Conservation - The following initial archaeological appraisal of options has been undertaken primarily from readily
Halstead Parish Council (Louis… 19 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP793
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Halstead Parish Council support this policy.
Maidstone Borough Council (Ann… 18 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP660
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (2017) states that there is a need for further pitches over the plan period. The need is between 11 and 51 pitches. MBC supports the strategy outlined in the Local Plan which demonstrates how the need can be met in full within the Borough. The Local Plan proposes additional permanent pitches on: 1) Existing temporary pitches on suitable sites that can be made permanent 2) Additional permanent pitches on suitable sites wit
Jenny Knowles ID-2500 18 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP643
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Although a need for additional pitches is identified in para 5.33, a figure has not been included. Therefore it is not clear if the sites identified in Policy 11 meet the need.
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
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