Sevenoaks Neighbourhood Plan consultation offers ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to have your say on the future of the town
A six-week public consultation into the production of a Sevenoaks Neighbourhood Plan begins on Friday 31 January 2020 and runs until Friday 13 March 2020.
Residents signalled their support for Sevenoaks Town Council to produce a Neighbourhood Plan at an Annual Public Town Meeting back in 2013. It is described as a once in a generation chance for local people to shape and guide the future of the town and to ensure that future development is sensitive to the town’s character and identity and to provide for the needs of future generations.
Since 2013 the Town Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Committee have undertaken extensive public consultation and engagement activities, including a Masterplan for Northern Sevenoaks to ensure that the content of the plan reflects what local people want. They have used this information to develop background work for the Plan and commission strategies and studies to support the emerging plan policies.
The public consultation will be launched in the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery on Buckhurst Lane on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2020. An exhibition will be available to view at the launch and at locations across the town through the six-week period.
Further information about the Neighbourhood Plan and details on how to comment on it are available on the Neighbourhood Plan website at: sevenoaksndp.wordpress.com
Feedback from this initial consultation will be included where appropriate into the plan which will then be progressed through a statutory programme carried out by Sevenoaks District Council concluding in a referendum for the residents of Sevenoaks.