3565 District-wide comments were submitted in Regulation 19 (comments to the Government Planning Inspector) in response to the SDC Planning Advisory Committee’s decision and Cabinet approval of the Regulation 18 (Draft Local Plan) Consultation in November 2018.
On 26 March 2019, the Council approved the Proposed Submission Version of the Local Plan. The comments will be passed directly to the Planning Inspector and considered before the examination.
The Planning Inspector will take the final decision to approve the Local Plan at a public examination in Sevenoaks, most likely in the autumn.
Halstead Parish Council is hosting a Neighbourhood Plan presentation at Halstead Village Hall on Thursday 21 February, 7:00pm. See Events page for further information.
Sevenoaks District Council is currently uploading on to their website all the comments for Regulation 19 (the Final Local Plan) for submission to the Planning Inspector. Comments are still being uploaded so, if you don't see yours there yet, try again after a few days. So far, there are over 1600 comments relating to all sites in SDC.
You can search in chronological order on comment date, type (i.e. Policy number, e.g. ST1, ST2 etc) or respondent or choose a response number / Comment ID (LPSxxxx) or any comment containing a particular word string (e.g. Fort Halstead or Broke Hill).
A new planning application is being prepared to bring forward a comprehensive mixed-use regeneration of the Fort Halstead site. The developer, JTP, invites the community to complete a questionnaire on the proposals and email to community@JTP.co.uk by 4 February 2019.
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Click here to download a questionnaire
SDC has produced a form for anyone to respond to Regulation 19 (the Final Local Plan) which can be downloaded from SDC website. If you would like further advice on the form, or suggestions for completing the form, or would like a hard copy, please email email@example.com
HGBF Group will hold its next public meeting on Tuesday 22 January 2019, at 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Halstead Community Primary School, Otford Lane TN14 7EA.
Latest information on the proposals for Halstead, including the Final Local Plan (Regulation 19).
If there is any antisocial behaviour or nuisance on Broke Hill, the new security company monitoring the site is Prestige Guardians 01622 878306
The final consultation on the Local Plan is now open until 3 February 2019. See our Planning Matters page for more information
The SDC Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) met on 22 November 2018 and recommended which proposals to be retained and which should be dropped from the Local Plan. The SDC Cabinet adopted the recommendations of the SDC PAC at their meeting on 6 December. The final Consultation will run from 18 December to 3 February 2019. Please submit your representation to this consultation which will go directly to the Inspector. We shall provide more information when we have it.
Sevenoaks District Council Planning Advisory Committee met on 22 November to discuss and agree the Draft Local Plan for recommendation to the SDC Cabinet. If approved by Cabinet on 6 December, there will be a Final Consultation, known as a ‘Regulation 19 Publication’, starting on 18 December 2018 and ending on 3 February 2019.
To request to be informed when the Consultation begins, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand that the Final Consultation will be dealt with by means of downloading a Consultation Form (one form per proposal site) or completing the Form online. There will be provision for those who do not have access to the internet. We shall provide more information and details as soon as they become available.
During the Final Consultation, Halstead Green Belt Future Group intends to run sessions once again for those requiring information or assistance in submitting their comments to the Consultation. These sessions will take place on 9 and 10 January 2019.
After the Consultation closes, SDC will submit residents’ comments and the draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspector for consideration.
The final decision to approve the Local Plan will be taken by the Planning Inspector at a public examination in 2019.
If approved by the Planning Inspector, the Plan could be adopted by SDC in late 2019 then used to help determine planning applications.
We are delighted to report that Broke Hill has been recommended for removal from the SDC Local Plan. The Planning Advisory Committee will discuss the recommendations at their meeting on 22 November and then the SDC Cabinet will decide on the final Local Plan on 6 December, for submission to the Government Inspector in Spring next year.
Click here to see the results (abridged, including details for Halstead Sites only)
We did it! Fancy that, a protest march in Sevenoaks! Over 70 marchers, some in Railway Children costumes, made their way from Knockholt Station, through Sevenoaks Station to the SDC Offices to meet Sir Michael Fallon, and Councillor Petr Fleming. We made a noise and were heard…Photos from the day are on our Protest March page.
We need to keep our objections to proposals to over-develop our village and build on its Green Belt land to the forefront of the SDC Councillors’ minds.
To achieve this, please write to the SDC Planning Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Committee. For contact details, please follow links below:
Go to the Events page for details of SDC Public Response, due to be discussed on 20 November, to the e-Petition which requested why the communities were not adequately informed about the Draft Local Plan