The current state of affairs
Work by Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) on the Sevenoaks Local Plan restarted in October 2021 with the ‘Call for sites’, initially in built up areas, giving landowners until 20 January to come forward with sites that could be considered for development. It is anticipated that the plan will be published in winter 2022/23 for final representations and that, once approved by the Government’s Inspector, the plan would be adopted by April 2024.
SDC says that protecting the rural nature and character of the District is front and centre of their proposals and that their strategy is to accommodate as much development as possible in existing settlements and release Green Belt land only where there are exceptional circumstances for doing so. However, those settlements now include Sevenoaks, Swanley, Edenbridge, Westerham, Otford, New Ash Green and Hartley.
Our News page contains the most recent information about the Sevenoaks District Local Plan and the proposed mass development in Hartley and Fawkham (originally known as MX52/MX53)
Our News Archive contains older items
Background documents contains copies of the Sevenoaks Local Plan and letters/articles from various sources