If you’re a resident of Sevenoaks you might already be aware that copies of the Sevenoaks Town Neighbourhood Plan town wide questionnaire have started to be delivered. In fact, we’ve already received over 150 responses with a month until the deadline for return.
Since our last newsletter the Sub Committee groups have been busy meeting to devise the questions which will form part of the Town wide questionnaire. These questions were considered by the Steering Committee on 3rd March 2014 and have been agreed in principle.
We are now working on converting these drafts into the final paper based document. The paper based questionnaire will be delivered to every house in the Town and we’ll also be launching an online version which will hopefully speed up the answering and analysis process. Questions will deal with a range issues such as parking, future housing provision, access to medical facilities, sports and recreation, and many more.
Background to Neighbourhood Planning:
The Coalition Government announced its intention to give people more power over development in their local area in the Coalition Agreement published May 2010.
The concept of Neighbourhood Planning was introduced as part of the 2011 Localism Act with detailed regulations following in 2012.