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Scale Bars on Drawings

From 1 July 2015 we will 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.

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

Public Consultation – 2nd Stage: 1st July– 31st July 2015

Adoption of BT Kiosk by Hever Parish Council located BT Phone Box East Of Red Brooke
Uckfield Lane. Hever. KENT – Reference SE/15/01575/CAN

The Council is carrying out this consultation after British Telecommunications Plc informed us of its proposal to remove the telephone equipment located BT Phone Box East Of Red Brooke, Uckfield Lane, Hever KENT.

Removal Notice

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

Following the initial consultation the Council has now issued a First Notification (copied below) and is now conducting a further one-month consultation informed by the draft decision, on which further views are now sought. Members of the public have until 31st July 2015 to make any additional comments, which will be taken into account before the Final Notification to British Telecommunications Plc is published.

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.

If you would like to comment on the proposal please do so online (details as above) or in writing quoting the reference number 15/01575/CAN, your name and full address. The expiry date for any comments is 31st July 2015. 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. 

The Allocations and Development Management Plan

The Allocations and Development Management Plan was adopted by the Council 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 the Council will implement Green Belt Policies in the Allocations and Development Management Plan and the Green Belt policies of the National Planning Policy Framework. 

Gypsy and Traveller Plan

The council recently consulted on our Gypsy and Traveller Plan Site Options and Supplementary Site Options. To view these documents and comments please visit our Gypsy and Traveller Plan webpage.


Planning Policy consultations

Affordable Housing

On 28 November 2014 the Government amended the National Planning Practice Guidance(NPPG) to restrict the circumstances where contributions for affordable housing should be sought. Under the new guidance, contributions should not be sought from developments of 10 units or less, and which have a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1000sqm. In designated rural areas contributions should not be sought for developments of 5 units or less.

These thresholds apply with immediate effect.

Affordable housing contributions will continue to apply to developments above the new thresholds in accordance with Core Strategy Policy SP3 and the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document. In schemes where vacant buildings are redeveloped or brought back into use a vacant building credit may apply as described in the National Planning Practice Guidance.