What makes Sevenoaks District special? | Sevenoaks District Council

What makes Sevenoaks District special?

Published: Monday, 11th October 2021

To identify and enhance the character of the District, Sevenoaks District Council is running a three-week survey to find out what residents think about where they live.

The Council is preparing a character study that aims to document the history, people, landscape, streets and buildings of the District and how they make the area special. As a starting point, an interactive map, called a ‘Storymap’, has been produced, which residents are being asked for their views on. The responses from participants will be incorporated into a new study that will be used as part of the local planning process.

Cabinet member for Development and Conservation, Cllr Julia Thornton, says: “With the recent changes to national planning policy, we are taking a proactive approach to ensure future developments reflect the distinctive local character of the District. We need residents to help us better understand how the local area is viewed. As well as your thoughts on where you live and spend your time, we also want to know your favourite memories of the District.

“Please read through and enjoy the ‘Storymap’ which provides an overview of the District, where it has come from and how it has evolved into what it is today. Your answers will contribute to our character study and build up a picture of each unique part of the District.”

The consultation runs from 18 October to 8 November 2021. Visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/sdcs to complete the survey.

Telephone or paper surveys are available for people without internet access by calling 01732 227000 or emailing planning.policy@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

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