Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 2. Protecting our Countryside

  • Comment ID: DLPP180
  • Status: Accepted
Strong green belt protection needed around existing designated residential zones to maintain a clear definition between communities. this was the primary purpose of introducing green belt legislation.
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 A Balanced Strategy for Sustainable Growth in a Constrained District Policy 2 - Housing and Mixed Use Site Allocations

  • Comment ID: DLPP186
  • Status: Accepted
HO198 Woodlands: The mature trees in front of the site need urgent protection from SDC to retain the character of the Town. HO202 Russet Way: Some open space needs to be retained in accordance with District Plan urban open space policy. HO274 Alderway: Open space needs to be retained. the area is important flood drainage area that needs protection. MX56 Urban space needs to be retained. HO222 Birchwood School: building on footprint of school is OK. The playing fields should be brought back i
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 4. Improving Health, Schools and Transport

  • Comment ID: DLPP181
  • Status: Accepted
Developments proposed for Swanley, will greatly increase pollution. Much of the town is already designated with dangerous levels of air pollution. There are no plans to improve Education facilities and where developers have proposed health provision these are included to boost the special circumstances bids of developers . No consultation have taken place with NHS. Our public transport service is underthreat with cuts in KCC subsidy for buses.
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP182
  • Status: Accepted
The plan fails to address the shortage of social housing as those on minimum wage and zero hours contracts who make up a considerable portion of Swanley residents are unable to afford the so called "affordable" rent charges.
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 6. Creating Local Jobs and Better Town Centres

  • Comment ID: DLPP183
  • Status: Accepted
The thrust of the plan is to allow developers to build on existing industrial sites leaving little opportunity for creating "exciting job opportunities." Housing is accepted as a more profitable use of land than commercial usage.
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 7. Designing and protecting attractive places

  • Comment ID: DLPP184
  • Status: Accepted
the plan needs to be much more prescriptive if it is to insist on Low carbon design. Setting up a design review panel does not carry much clout with builders concerned with profit. the paln is alos proposing to destroy the heritage assets in Hextable which goes directly against this policy
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 9. Improving opportunities to relax and have fun

  • Comment ID: DLPP185
  • Status: Accepted
PLans for Swanley run counter to the objective to protect open spaces with housing planned on many of the play areas and open space throughout the White Oak ward.