Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP5
Respondent Bryan Harris ID-678 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 16 Jul 2018
Current Status Accepted

We need better planning laws, (against height restrictions, etc), that allow the developer to innovate with housing, and they shouldn't have their hands tied by having to create a mix of housing - the developer should be allowed to decide how best to build suitable homes. It may be best to group cheaper homes together.

First time buyers (FTB's) should not expect the same facilities in homes as those built for a large family. For example, FTB's shouldn't get to have a massive garden - let them work up to that as they move up the ladder. Gardens are often wasted, and many people would prefer to go to a decent nearby park, for open spaces.

Older people are often unable to properly look after gardens, so this should be a consideration also.