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BT Telephone Box, North Of Kentish Horse Pub, Cow Lane, Mark Beech, KENT
BT Payphone Removal 1st Stage

Public Consultation – 1st Stage: 11.02.2016 to 10.03.2016

Removal of BT kiosk – Reference SE/16/00330/CAN

The Council is carrying out this consultation after British Telecommunications Plc informed us of their intention to remove the telephone kiosk located at BT Telephone Box North Of Kentish Horse Pub, Cow Lane, Mark Beech, KENT

Removal Notice

The consultation process has two stages and this consultation is the first stage.

Following this initial consultation, the Council will issue a First (Draft) Notification and will conduct a further one-month consultation informed by the draft decision, on which further views will be sought. The Council will then make the final decision on whether the payphone can be removed or not.

Note that the First (Draft) and Final Notifications will be published on this webpage.

It is our responsibility, as your Council, to get your views, as our local residents, and to consider these before we respond to British Telecommunications Plc.

You can view the application online by clicking on www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/online-applications (reference number 16/00330/CAN) or at the Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks.

If you would like to comment on the proposal please do so online (details as above) or in writing quoting the reference number 16/00330/CAN, your name and full address. The expiry date for any comments is 10.03.2016. All comments we receive will be placed on the planning file which is available for public inspection.  Your name and address will be published with your comment however, personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures will not be published on our website.

BT Phone Box South Of 21 Childsbridge Lane, Kemsing
BT Payphone Removal 1st Stage

Public Consultation – 1st Stage: 5 February 2016 to 3 March 2016

Removal of telephone kiosk at Colett Road, Childsbridge Lane, Kemsing – Reference SE/16/00230/CAN

The Council is carrying out this consultation after British Telecommunications Plc informed us of their intention to remove the telephone kiosk located at BT Phone Box South Of 21 Childsbridge Lane, Kemsing KENT.

Removal Notice

The consultation process has two stages and this consultation is the first stage.

Following this initial consultation, the Council will issue a First (Draft) Notification and will conduct a further one-month consultation informed by the draft decision, on which further views will be sought. The Council will then make the final decision on whether the payphone can be removed or not.

Note that the First (Draft) and Final Notifications will be published on this webpage.

It is our responsibility, as your Council, to get your views, as our local residents, and to consider these before we respond to British Telecommunications Plc.

You can view the application online by clicking on www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/online-applications (reference number 16/00230/CAN) or at the Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks.

If you would like to comment on the proposal please do so online (details as above) or in writing quoting the reference number 16/00230/CAN, your name and full address. The expiry date for any comments is 3 March 2016. All comments we receive will be placed on the planning file which is available for public inspection.  Your name and address will be published with your comment however, personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures will not be published on our website.

Swanley and Hextable Masterplan

Sevenoaks District Council, working with Swanley Town Council and Hextable Parish Council, will soon start work on a new plan to help shape the future improvements in Swanley and Hextable. Before works starts on the plan, local people and those with an interest in the area are being asked for their views.  Details regarding our consultation drop in sessions can be found on our Swanley and Hextable Masterplan page. 

Article 4 Directions

Certain types of development, subject to certain limits and conditions, do not require full planning permission from the Council. These forms of development are called permitted development.

An Article 4 Direction can be used to remove specific permitted development rights in all or parts of a local authority's area.

COMBE BANK – FENCES AND CARAVANS - ARTICLE 4 DIRECTIONS 2016

CONSULTATION

The consultation with regard to the above Article 4 Direction runs until 19 February 2016.

On 15 April 2015 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (the GPDO) was introduced to consolidate and update a number of new changes to permitted development.

The council has introduced two new Article 4 Directions relating to Land at Combe Bank, Sundridge.

One direction relates to removing permitted development rights for gates, fences and walls and this has immediate effect.

The second direction relates to removing permitted development rights for caravans and this does not take effect immediately.

The Direction(s) and accompanying maps (showing the area in which the direction(s) applies) can be viewed below:

Article 4 direction - Caravans

Article 4 direction - Fences

Sevenoaks District Council planning policies seek to protect the character, appearance and openness of this sensitive rural landscape which is within the Green Belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area.

Notice of the Direction(s) has been made and complies with provisions set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, including:

  • Local advertisement in the Sevenoaks Chronicle
  • Site notices placed at the site for a period of at least 6 weeks; and
  • Notification sent to the owner / occupiers of the site.

If you wish to make comments on the Article 4 Direction(s) these can be made between 28 January 2016 and 19 February 2016.

You can comment by e-mail to planning.comments@sevenoaks,gov.uk  or by post to the Planning Department, Sevenoaks District Council offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG, no later than 19 February 2016.

Call for Sites Autumn 2015

Local residents, landowners, developers, businesses and other interested parties are invited to put forward to the District Council sites for development within Sevenoaks District that may be suitable for future development and inclusion in the new Local Plan.  

The call for sites does not determine if a site should be allocated for development. It is a technical exercise aimed at identifying potential sites for development. All submitted sites will be assessed in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Economic Land Availability Assessment (ELAA), and these documents will be used to inform the selection of suitable sites to be taken forward in the Local Plan.

For further information see our Call for Sites submission webpage.

BT Phone Box East Of Red Brooke, Uckfield Lane, Hever

Issued 18 August 2015
Sevenoaks District Council's Decision to the removal of BT public payphone located East Of Red Brooke, Uckfield Lane, Hever– Reference SE/15/01575/CAN

We carried out this consultation after British Telecommunications Plc. informed us of its proposal to remove the telephone equipment located East Of Red Brooke, Uckfield Lane, Hever. 

Removal Notice

Following the two stages of consultation we have now issued a Final Notification.

You can view the application online by clicking on www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/online-applications (reference number 15/01575/CAN) or via a computer at the Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks.

Affordable Housing Provision

We have adopted policies within our Core Strategy (SP3) that relate to the delivery of affordable housing.  In November 2014 a Written Ministerial Statement was issued that effectively raised the threshold for collecting contributions from schemes over 10 dwellings (or 5 in the case of developments within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The changes also brought in the concept of "vacant building credit" requiring Councils to off-set affordable housing contributions with vacant buildings that are brought back into use. National Planning Practice Guidance was amended to reflect the statement.

A judgement was issued on 31 July 2015 following the Judicial Review brought by West Berkshire District and Reading Borough Council against the Department for Communities and Local Government. 

In summary the judge found in favour of the claimants and following the judgement, The National Planning Practice Guidance was amended on 31 July 2015 as follows –

"Please note that paragraphs 012-023 of the guidance on planning obligations will be removed following the judgment in R (on the application of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin)."

In light of this judgement it is the intention of this Council to revert to its pre-Ministerial Statement position relying on our Development Plan Policies (esp. SP3) in the absence of any material consideration to the contrary. 

Scale Bars on Drawings

We now require all scaled drawings submitted with a planning application to show a metric scale bar and at least one dimension. In the instance of one plan where more than one scale is used then all relevant scale bars should be shown. The requirement has been displayed on our Validation Checklists for some time but it is now necessary to require this to validate each application. Please check the relevant Validation Checklist to ensure all requirements are met before submitting the application.

Drawings for each application are displayed on Public Access where there is the ability to measure online. To enable this tool to work each drawing must display an annotated scale bar or an accurate dimension. There is an introduction to the Online Measuring Tool available when selecting this for a particular drawing.

The Allocations and Development Management Plan

The Allocations and Development Management Plan was adopted by us on the 17 February 2015. It forms part of the Local Plan for Sevenoaks District alongside the Core Strategy. The policies in the Allocations and Development Management Plan replace those in the Saved Local Plan Compendium. 

Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document

The Green Belt SPD sets out further guidance on how we will implement Green Belt Policies in the Allocations and Development Management Plan and the Green Belt policies of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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