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 DLPP816
Respondent HBF (Mark Behrendt ID-2007) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

As with all policies this will need to be considered as part of the viability assessment and
any comments are subject to this results of that assessment. Our main concern at present
with this policy is the need for developments as small as 10 units to include a Locally
Equipped Area for Play (LEAP). The impact both in terms of viability and the developable
area on small developments is likely be considerable. We would suggest that the
threshold for the inclusion of a LEAP be amended and that developments of between 10
and 50 units should only be required to provide a Local Area of Play (LAP) – subject to
viability and feasibility.
We hope these comments are of assistance in taking the plan forward to the next stage
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the preparation of the local plan and future consultations. Should you require any further
clarification on the issues raised in this representation please contact me.