Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Historic Environment Policy 16 - Historic Environment [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1134
Respondent Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 01 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted

In the third bullet point the word “as” is superfluous.

Para 7.29 After “…materials should be sympathetic to those used in the original building” add:

“This does not require them to be the same. Contrasting materials can complement the historic fabric and provide a distinct and clearly ‘legible’ layer of history, representing new materials and craftsmanship that emphasises the quality of the original work.

Para 7.33 Add:

‘Any proposals affecting a Locally Listed Building should consider the reasons why it was included on the Local List, and should avoid harming its distinctive features or character.’

Para 7.34 Add after “…paths and boundaries”:

“the relationship between houses and their gardens including the spaciousness and openness of the landscape setting and mature trees…”

Para 7.36 Add:

“High quality contemporary design is not precluded from Conservation Areas provided that it demonstrably provides a modern interpretation of the special characteristics of the Area.”