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 Finding Places for New Homes [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP365
Respondent David Allen ID-1208 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

The Draft Plan makes no mention of the 468 long term empty properties in the SDC reported to the Development Control Committee 28/03/2018.  This equates to more than half the proposed development on Green Fields in Hartley (MX 52 and 53 for 800 homes) which if action was taken to occupy some of the empty homes it would reduce the number in that proposal.  In my view there should at least be a positive statement in the plan to lobby Government to legislate if necessary to occupy some if not all of these empty homes which would have a direct impact on saving our Green Fields.