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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.

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