Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Leisure and Open Space Open Space, Sport and Leisure Policy 19 - Open Space, Sport and Leisure [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP776
Respondent Natural England (Natural Engla… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

Policy 19 Open Space, Sport and Leisure

We welcome the recognition that greenspace provides multiple benefits, and includes not just
publically accessible land. Greenspace provides valuable benefits and opportunities for nature (and
associated wider benefits, which are acknowledged). It is good to see that open greenspace will be
incorporated at an early design stage alongside blue green infrastructure and biodiversity features,
and this links to the wider benefits discussed above. Greenspace provision will assist in achieving net
gain through development, and will also contribute to achieving GI aims. We recommend the use of
Accessible Natural Greenspace Standard (ANGSt) as a useful tool to can help ensure adequate
provision of accessible natural greenspace.