Sevenoaks Local Plan Consultation

Message from Sevenoaks District Council –

Planning Consultations

Dear Sir/Madam


Sevenoaks District Council is publishing a series of documents for public comment, including the Proposed Submission version of the Local Plan (Regulation 19), which sets out a series of site allocations and policies to meet development needs during the years 2015 – 2035. This is your opportunity to comment on what we hope is an ambitious and appropriate plan for the District. The following documents will be made available for comment from 9am on Tuesday 18 December 2018 until midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019:

  • The Proposed Submission Version of the Local Plan (Regulation 19) Dec 2018
  • Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Dec 2018
  • Draft Design Review Panel Supplementary Planning Document Dec 2018
  • Draft Development in the Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document Dec 2018
  • Potential Strategic Development Sites in the Green Belt Dec 2018
  • Badgers Mount Neighbourhood Area Designation Consultation Dec 2018
  • Halstead Neighbourhood Area Designation Consultation Dec 2018


All consultations listed above are available to view on online at and our dedicated Planning Policy consultation portal ( Alternatively, you can view all documents at your local library or at the District Council offices (Argyle Road, Sevenoaks).

Proposed Submission Version of the Local Plan (Regulation 19) Consultation Arrangements

You can view and comment on the Proposed Submission Version online at The consultation asks a series of specific questions about the “soundness” of the Local Plan. We suggest you complete the online form or the response form available to download from the website. Forms can be sent to or Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG.   Please clearly state the site or policy you are referring to. We have also provided a guidance note to help you make comments and to provide more information about the Local Plan.

Unfortunately comments that are submitted anonymously cannot be accepted and comments will be published and attributed by name/organisation only. Contact details will not be published but will be used to keep you informed of the progress of the Local Plan. You can unsubscribe from the Local Plan at You can review our privacy notice at

Where can I find out more?

The Planning Policy Team is running a series of drop-in events to answer questions on the consultation documents throughout January 2019. No appointment is necessary and you are welcome to attend any of the following sessions:

  • Monday 7 January (5-8pm) : Kemsing Primary School, West End, Kemsing, TN15 6PU
  • Tuesday 8 January (2-8pm) : The Alexandra Suite, Swanley Town Council, St Marys Road, Swanley, BR8 7BU
  • Wednesday 9 January (2-8pm) : The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, TN8 6BY
  • Thursday 10 January (5-8pm) : New Ash Green Primary School, North Square, New Ash Green, DA3 8JT
  • Friday 11 January (2-8pm) : Sevenoaks District Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG


What happens next?

All consultations will close at midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019. Subject to Council approval, the Local Plan will then be submitted to the Government for examination, along with all comments made on the document. We hope you will participate in the consultation process. Should you have any queries regarding any of the documents referred to in this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team on 01732 227000 or please email

Yours faithfully,

James Gleave

Strategic Planning Manager, Sevenoaks District Council