Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Laura Hiller ID-3125 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Leisure and Open Space Improving opportunities to relax and have fun

  • Comment ID: DLPP526
  • Status: Accepted
The policy should be expanded to ensure that improvements to existing open spaces are made in consultation with the local community. Also, children's play space does not always have to include attractive and engaging equipment. There are other forms of play. When money is invested in new play equipment, a wider range of ages should be considered and more local consultation with potential users carried out before spending money on a "standard" range of equipment which might not engage many in tha
Laura Hiller ID-3125 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Finding Places for New Homes

  • Comment ID: DLPP531
  • Status: Accepted
I am not clear that the plan has fully explored the potential for building houses on vacant, hard to sell or lease sites in commercial zones which could be redesignated for housing development. For example, I can see no hard and up to date data to show that the industrial estates in Edenbridge are fully occupied most of the time. I am also unclear whether the amount of High Street space where a shop front is deemed necessary, e.g. in Edenbridge, is realistic when even High Streets in cities are
Laura Hiller ID-3125 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Protecting, Conserving and Enhancing Green Belt, Landscape and the Natural Environment Protecting our Countryside

  • Comment ID: DLPP544
  • Status: Accepted
The Arup green belt study should be respected at MX51 excluded. Although new development in the greenbelt should respect our "unique landscapes" this should not be taken to mean by developers that the housing target can be best achieved by very low density development in the greenbelt as this uses more greenfield greenbelt and increases travel distances. Pleas for bungalows for the elderly in the greenbelt should be listened to with caution. They restrict affordability, waste land and are not n
Laura Hiller ID-3125 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring Well-Connected Communities are Supported by Appropriate Infrastructure Improving Health, Schools and Transport

  • Comment ID: DLPP538
  • Status: Accepted
It is not clear how the local plan will make public transport better. For example, in Edenbridge there are few buses and the trains are full in commuting hours and infrequent in between. There is nothing in the plan to show how this will be improved although there is an expressed intention to build around 400 new homes on greenbelt in Edenbridge and the plan will be going forward for examination relatively soon. Edenbridge has narrow roads and several narrow and low railway bridges on many of t