Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Supporting a Vibrant and Balanced Economy Visitor Economy Policy 14 - Town and Local Centres [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1163
Respondent Lichfields (Sarah Fabes ID-3226) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 02 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted

Due to the absence of specific site allocations, or detail within the proposed allocations (including H2(c)), it
is unclear how the anticipated retail needs identified in the Retail Study will be accommodated over the plan
period. This should be clarified.
In relation to parking, the draft policy states that “town centre parking will be managed to ensure adequate
and convenient provision and appropriate provision for long stay car parking.
” We agree that adequate
provision needs to be retained but alongside this, SDC should be pursuing opportunities to promote walking,
cycling and public transport use, through this plan. This is emphasised within the NPPF which states that
maximum parking standards should be set (paragraph 106). SDC need to review their existing parking
standards in light of the NPPF (2018), but more importantly to reflect 21st century levels of activity and car
Suggested amendments to draft Policy 14 are provided at Appendix 1.