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 DLPP1108
Respondent Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

Housing density should have regard to the design of the housing. Obviously apartments can be built to a higher density than houses. The density achievable for houses should accommodate the vehicles that people increasingly keep for leisure and business at their place of residence. We have seen at the Stanhope estate how residents are now totally dissatisfied with the availability of places for their vehicle and how open spaces and the narrow roads are used as car parks.
Therefore on the new housing area there should be provision off road at each dwelling for the vehicles likely to be associated with it. This is likely to be an average of one per person. So a one bedroom property requires two off street parking places (assume 2 residents) while 2 bed requires 3 spaces, 3 bed requires 4 spaces.
The whole street plan should be no parking. There needs to be additional communal parking off street for visitors and additional vehicles.
These requirements at least go some way to future proofing the design.