Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Gypsies & Travellers Policy 11: Provision for the Gypsy and Traveller Community [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP902
Respondent John Isherwood ID-2661 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

It is noted that Sevenoaks Town (population approx. 24,900) has NO pitches (existing) for gypsies and travellers AND the plan has no provision for any new ones. Edenbridge Town (population 9,000) has 2 traveller sites and the Plan provides for further sites and pitches in Edenbridge. This appears to be Social engineering. Gypsies and Travellers are being denied the opportunity to live in Sevenoaks if they wish – rather than Edenbridge and the latter places an unfair strain on Edenbridge.  Please advise what studies have been carried out using the Gypsy and Traveller community where they wish to reside.