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 DLPP737
Respondent Strutt & Parker (Stuart Cricke… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

2.16 Policy 3 concerns the landscape and conserving the distinctive features that contribute to

the special character of the District. The policy seeks to conserve and enhance the Kent

Downs and High Weald Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Paragraph 172 of

the NPPF requires great weight to be given to the conservation and enhancement to the

landscape and scenic beauty of National Parks and AONB.

2.17 We are supportive of this important policy and consider the development of Land at

Brittains Lane would be capable of delivery in compliance with its requirements as drafted.

It is acknowledged that a very small area of the western part of the site lies within the

AONB. However, Croudace¡¯s proposals for the site have been specifically designed to

ensure that no built form is proposed within AONB and there is sufficient scope to ensure

a well-designed transition between the wider AONB and the developed area of the site can

be secured.

2.18 The land at Brittains Lane can therefore be allocated for residential development without

conflict with this DLP policy as currently written.