Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Green Belt Policy 4 - Development in the Green Belt [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1154
Respondent Abby Lloyd ID-52 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 01 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted

Request for 3 Chart View, Kemsing to be removed from Green Belt

I would like to make a written representation to request that our property and plot be removed from Green Belt as part of the District Local Plan changes. The map below shows our site in the context of the village setting:

We believe that it would be appropriate to remove our site from Green Belt for the following reasons:

• We are in a cul-de-sac of ten near-identical houses, none of which (except ours) are in Green Belt.

• We understand that the area of Chart View was in Green Belt only until it was built upon in the mid-1970s, i.e. that our plot was not in Green Belt when built.

• In the rest of the old village centre, the Green Belt boundary follows that of the Conservation Area. For some reason the exception to this appears to be our plot. It almost appears to have been a cartographical error and certainly looks a little odd on the village map.

• We understand that there needs to be a defined boundary between Green Belt and adjoining land. There is a well-established hedgerow and fencing that runs the length of the boundary between our plot and the land adjoining, they are clearly separate entities.

Thank you for considering our request. We look forward to hearing the outcome of the Local Plan consultation in due course,