Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Landscape and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Policy 3 - Landscape and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP694
Respondent Gravesham Borough Council (Pla… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

In Policy 3, given that the documents referred to as ¡°relevant management plan,

associated documents and position statements¡± are non-specific, should the

requirement to have regard to them be included in the explanatory text instead of the

policy and would it be for the Council to have regard to them in considering proposals

in the AONB?

21 Given that enhancement may include, but is not limited to the list included in the

policy, there is no need to include ¡°etc.¡± in the third bullet point.

22 In paragraph 3.3, reference is made to Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace

(SANG), but there is no explanation or definition of the meaning of the term. It would

be helpful for it to be defined, either in the text or in the Glossary. As it is stated that it

is unlikely to be feasible, it could possibly be omitted altogether.