Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP173
Respondent Theresa Durrant ID-6142 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 29 Aug 2018
Current Status Accepted

I agree there is a need for smaller homes, affordable housing, starter homes and down size homes for the elderly wishing to live at home, so feel that the policy reflects this need across the district to meet mixed-housing needs.

I do however, have cause for concern over 'build your own home'.  Whilst I appreciate that self-build plots will be identified close to existing amenities, with large developments there would at least be some control from the planning departments to engage with the developers around improving infrastructure and amenities to the wider area as a whole, which is unlikely to happen with self-build projects.   This could result in large areas being developed, but as stand alone projects and with very little consideration on how this will affect infrastructure, amenities and services across the community as whole.