Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Comment ID DLPP810
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]
Respondent Kent County Council (Barbara C… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Sep 2018

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Heritage and Conservation - It should be noted that much of Kent has historically had a dispersed settlement pattern. Development between villages and hamlets and among farm buildings would in many places be consistent with the historic character of those areas. Historic England, KCC and Kent Downs AONB have published
guidance on historic farmsteads in Kent that considers how rural development proposals can be assessed for whether they are consistent with existing character. The Kent Farmsteads Guidance has been endorsed by KCC and it is recommended that SDC considers adopting the guidance as SPD, as part of the Local Plan process.