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 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
Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… 01 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1130
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In the first sentence, delete the words 'new housing' so that it reads: "All development will be expected to make the most efficient use of land." At the end of item 4 add 'at the density proposed'. Chapter 6
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
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1108
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Housing density should have regard to the design of the housing. Obviously apartments can be built to a higher density than houses. The density achievable for houses should accommodate the vehicles that people increasingly keep for leisure and business at their place of residence. We have seen at the Stanhope estate how residents are now totally dissatisfied with the availability of places for their vehicle and how open spaces and the narrow roads are used as car parks. Therefore on the new hous
Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) 27 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1061
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 12 otherwise anticipates housing delivery (and thus the assumptions that have informed the Plan's delivery expectations – see 'Objectives' and current Local Plan 'successes') "at higher densities, on average", i.e. than even an average density of approximately 60 dph. But even Policy 12 recognises that this may not be realistic and anticipates (or at least provides scope for) a reduced density of development consistent with surrounding local character (it also does not provide a 'range' o
Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) 27 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1063
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In terms of housing delivery and irrespective of density, 23 of the proposed 28 'maximising supply' sites are less than 1 hectare in area (see enclosed housing site analysis spreadsheet). While the NPPF acknowledges the potential contribution of small and medium sites (NPPF 68 and as defined by NPPF 68(a)) the balance (82% small/medium sites) does not adequately reflect (absent any or all proposed 'exceptional circumstances' sites) the complimentary requirement of NPPF 72 for supply of large nu
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1095
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 5.40 Paragraph 5.40 of the draft Local Plan states: "The Local Plan takes a flexible approach to density, allowing the purpose of the development, the context of the site and the defining characteristics of the surrounding area to lead the process, taking the opportunity to achieve high density development where it is appropriate" Haulfryn supports the Council's aims set out in draft paragraph 5.40, and agrees that density should be applicable to the type of development and its implica
Jon Kirby ID-2728 26 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP994
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 12 states that: "All new housing development will be expected to make the most efficient use of land. In the recent past development has been delivered at an average density of approximately 60 DPH across the District. New development will be expected to be delivered at higher densities, on average." 9.2 As discussed, Sevenoaks is a highly constrained District and SKE therefore appreciates that available land will need to be used in the most efficient way to ensure that SDC are able t
Halstead Parish Council (Louis… 19 Sep 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP794
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Halstead Parish council feel that 60 DPH is excessive and unachievable in a village setting. We also feel that it is unfeasible for a proposal within a village to have a density at least equivalent to the local area without having an unacceptable impact and therefore the last paragraph should be revisited.
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
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