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 Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP770
Respondent Natural England (Natural Engla… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

Policy 4 Development in the Green Belt

This policy provides clear guidance on development which would and would not be permitted within
the green belt. As the Green Belt and AONB designations largely overlap, the policy should also
include clear cross-reference to Policy 3 (Landscape and AONB).

With reference to Policy 6 (Safeguarding Places for Wildlife and Nature), opportunities should be
sought to enhance land within the green belt, including improvements in the delivery of ecosystem
services, access to nature and landscape enhancements (see National Planning Policy Framework
(NPPF) paragraph 141).