Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 2 - Housing and Mixed Use Site Allocations [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1173
Respondent dha Planning (David Bedford ID… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Nov 2018
Current Status Accepted

On behalf of the Powell Property Partnership, please find attached a representations in respect of the current draft Local Plan consultation. As this promotes the addition of a new site, we have also appended a ‘call for sites’ submission form.

The site
2.1.1 The site is located approximately 1 mile south of Eynsford, situated on the west
side of Lullingstone Lane. It is reasonably served by the strategic road network
with the M20 and M25 being to the north.
2.1.2 The site is situated toward the north of the District and located within the
Metropolitan Green Belt and Kent Downs AONB.
2.1.3 The land is roughly 0.8 hectares in size and includes an office building along the
site frontage and a large equestrian building and ménage/ménage storage within
the rear aspect.
2.1.4 Whilst the site is located within the Kent Downs AONB, the existing buildings and
ménage contribute very little to the ‘natural beauty’ of the area and could be
replaced with well-designed rural housing and landscaping.
2.1.5 Historically the site has been used in connection with the wider agricultural
holding, however it has gradually become surplus to requirements. In 2008
planning permission was granted to convert a redundant barn to office use
(renewal of planning permission 03/00980/FUL). The planning permission has
been implemented and the land now falls within the definition of being
2.1.6 The surrounding area is characterised largely by residential development, with the
site bound by residential properties to the south (‘Lullingstone Park Farm House’)
and north (‘Tigh Na Select’). Open countryside extends west and east of the site.
2.1.7 In terms of wider environmental constraints, the site does not fall in a flood risk
zone (flood zone 1).

We consider the site to be suitable for development. Furthermore, we consider it
accords with the Council’s emerging planning strategy and the draft plan as set
out overleaf.