Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Housing Density Policy 12 - Housing density [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1063
Respondent Pro Vision (Robin Buchanan ID-5377) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 27 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

In terms of housing delivery and irrespective of density, 23 of the proposed 28 ‘maximising
supply’ sites are less than 1 hectare in area (see enclosed housing site analysis spreadsheet).
While the NPPF acknowledges the potential contribution of small and medium sites (NPPF 68
and as defined by NPPF 68(a)) the balance (82% small/medium sites) does not adequately
reflect (absent any or all proposed ‘exceptional circumstances’ sites) the complimentary

requirement of NPPF 72 for supply of large numbers of new homes is “often… best achieved
through planning for large scale development, such as new settlements or significant
extensions to existing villages and towns”