Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Safeguarding places for Wildlife and Nature Blue Green Infrastructure and the Natural Environment Policy 6 - Safeguarding Places for Wildlife and Nature [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP581
Respondent Chevening Parish Council (Judi… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 11 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted
  • Experience has shown that trees with TPO’s can be accidentally damaged and subsequently removed with no penalty. The District Council’s track record of protecting trees is not robust.

Far greater consideration needs to be given to areas where flood risk exists – not on the site itself, but on making previous green belt land impervious to water and therefore the impact on the surrounding area. Simply claiming the site is not a flood risk (as it is up a hill, for example) is unacceptable if the urbanisation causes impact in other areas.