Conservative run Sevenoaks District Council is reviewing the detailed policies it uses to assess planning applications. These policies cover the requirements for all types of new development including housing and commercial buildings as well as extensions and changes of use in rural and urban areas.
The council has also drafted three new planning policy guidance documents.
1) the provision of affordable housing in new developments and how housing should be made available for people who cannot afford to buy or to rent on the open market
2) contributions from new developments towards additional infrastructure and community facilities
3) guidance on retaining and enhancing the distinctive features of the Sevenoaks district’s countryside.
The Swanley road show is on June 17th 2011 at the Alexandra Suite in the Town Council Offices between 10am and 1pm and the Sevenoaks road show is in the District Council offices in Argyle Road, Sevenoaks from 3pm to 6.30pm on June 20th 2011.
You can get further information from the council’s Planning Policy Team on 01732 227000 or visit the council’s website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/planning