Planning applications can be viewed on SDC web site, visit

Any person wishing to make representations should do so in writing either by email to, via the web site or by post to the Strategic Services Direction, POL Box 183 Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1GN.  In each case the planning reference number should be quoted and you must give your full name and address.



SDC's Local Plan - Proposed Submission Version




Wednesday 16th January 2019 in the Village Hall - 8PM

Last chance to comment on the Draft Local Plan



Sevenoaks District Council has issued its PROPOSED SUBMISSION VERSION OF THE LOCAL PLAN and we now have an opportunity to have our final say before the Government’s Planning Inspector considers it later this year in a public examination.


This consultation runs until 3 February 2019.


The Local Plan says what can be built and where up to 2035. THE PROPOSED SUBMISSION VERSION includes proposals for new housing and employment land, and improvements to retail and infrastructure. Once finalised, the new Local Plan will be used to assess planning developments in the Sevenoaks District.


The three Crockenhill sites (HO97, Middle Farm Nursery, Cray Road; HO124, Wested Farm, Eynsford Road; GT1, Bournewood Brickworks, Stones Cross Road) have been taken forward into the latest version of the Local Plan, with some minor alterations.


However, it is the associated policies and proposals in Swanley which we feel pose an even greater threat to Crockenhill.  Our main concerns with the PROPOSED SUBMISSION VERSION OF THE LOCAL PLAN include the implications of a further 400+ houses in Swanley centre and along the road to the intersection.  There is also the threat from Pedham Place with 2,500 houses possible, and the extra traffic that development will bring.  The Swanley Transport Study suggests diverting traffic from the motorway intersection through Crockenhill to relieve Swanley town centre.  This would affect the whole village, not only Eynsford/Main roads. 



You can view and comment on the Proposed Submission Version online at The consultation asks a series of specific questions about the “soundness” of the Local Plan. We suggest you complete the online form or the response form available to download from the website. Forms can be sent to or Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG.   Please clearly state the site or policy you are referring to. We have also provided a guidance note to help you make comments and to provide more information about the Local Plan.


Unfortunately comments that are submitted anonymously cannot be accepted and comments will be published and attributed by name/organisation only. Contact details will not be published but will be used to keep you informed of the progress of the Local Plan. You can unsubscribe from the Local Plan at You can review SDC's privacy notice at



What happens next?


All consultations will close at midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019. Subject to Council approval, the Local Plan will then be submitted to the Government for examination, along with all comments made on the document. We hope you will participate in the consultation process. Should you have any queries regarding any of the documents referred to in this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team on 01732 227000 or please email



Please note that the Parish Council's response to the first version of the Draft Local Plan is published below. We will be publishing our comments on the latest version shortly.




Crockenhill Parish Council's working draft response to SDC's Local Plan
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