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 DLPP265
Respondent Edward COOKSON ID-1490 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted


As you state elsewhere, inward migration (often from areas such as London) is a factor in Sevenoaks's  growing population.  Local prices and the availability of houses to first-time buyers will be skewed by more affluent incomers who have sold their properties in London. 

Many affordable developments in the District have been purchased as Buy-to-Let. Such activities distort an already broken housing market for first-time buyers. I see this as a challenge to the Plan.