Sevenoaks Local List SPD Consultation

We want to hear the public’s views on the adoption of a Local List for Sevenoaks District Council.

A Local List identifies and describes locally important buildings, street furniture and open spaces. A team of volunteers from the Sevenoaks Society have surveyed the streets of Sevenoaks and assessed buildings and structures against agreed criteria. These proposals were then put to a panel of specialists including a representative of Historic England to approve or reject. The Local List is not the same as a statutory Listed Building generally referred to as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II and which are buildings of national importance. Those buildings also have a special legal status which locally listed buildings do not.

Sevenoaks District Council has been working with the Sevenoaks Society to identify buildings, street furniture and open spaces that are of historic character or those that play a key part in the history of Sevenoaks. From this initial survey they have produced a ‘Local List’ for the town of Sevenoaks and it is hoped that this will be the start of a ‘Local List’ for the whole of the district. This supports Policy EN4 of the Council’s Allocations and Development Management Plan, 2015 (ADMP) and paragraph 2.24 of the ADMP states that, “The Council aims to produce a List of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest during the plan period, to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document”.

Information on why your property has been nominated for local listing and the draft Supplementary Planning Document which will include the List and the criteria as well as setting out implications can be found via the links below.

To view all the proposals and to find out more information on each property, including history and why it has been nominated, please use our interactive map. You also have the opportunity to comment on each one via the map as well.

The guidance which accompanies the Local List within the Supplementary Planning Document can be found at the bottom of this page.

The consultation is open from Monday 10th October until 5pm on Monday 21st November.

We  would welcome your views as to whether you consider the nominations to be appropriate, whether you consider there is any further information that you wish to know or whether you have any other comments regarding the nomination.  You can make written comments via the links below or email

There will be a Saturday morning surgery at Sevenoaks Library where Officers will be available to discuss any aspect of the proposals on Saturday 22nd October from 10am – 12 noon.

We will review all the comments made. We will then make a recommendation, taking into account the comments received, to the Council’s Planning Advisory Committee and then to Cabinet at Sevenoaks District Council to ask them to formally adopt the Supplementary Planning Document. This part of the process is currently scheduled for early next year.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    10 Oct 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    21 Nov 2016 at 23:59