Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 2 - Housing and Mixed Use Site Allocations [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1156
Respondent Cook ID-1088 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 02 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted

I wasnt able to understand the online commentary process, but hope that I can email you my comments directly. As a resident in the Montreal Park area, my family and I are rather concerned about some of the development plans in the area, especially the sites off Britains Lane.


We agree with the assessment that the sites HO177 and HO304 are unsuitable for development but wonder why site HO120 is not similarly classified as it is subject to most of the same constraints? The land is on a strongly performing Green Belt site, and there dont appear to be any exceptional circumstances which could justify a revision of Green Belt boundaries in this area.

In addition, Brittains Lane is a small single carriageway country lane and is already somewhat dangerous, and clearly not suitable to accommodate additional traffic from any new development. London Road itself is already packed at rush hour.


Sevenoaks is also stretched when it comes to facilities - we find GPs difficult to book already, and the addition of housing without corresponding investment in services will stretch the council services even further. I couldnt find any comment on the need for additional school and GP services in the area along with the housing plans, but I believe these will be essential to supporting any further growth of our community.