Have your say on conservation areas across Sevenoaks District

Residents are being asked to give their thoughts and opinions on the revised Conservation Area appraisals for Brasted High Street, Leigh, Seal, Shoreham and Swanley Village as a six week consultation opens on Friday 19 October.

A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Once finalised, Conservation Area appraisals provide everyone involved in the planning process with a framework against which future planning applications in a conservation area can be assessed and determined.

The Council will be hosting a number of drop in events where residents can find out more and have their say on the proposals.

Conservation Area Appraisal Introduction

Conservation Area Design Guidance

Swanley Village Appraisal Information

Times and locations for these can be found at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/conservationareas and local residents will also be posted a leaflet offering further information.

E-mail submissions can also be made by contacting conservation@sevenoaks.gov.uk
The deadline to comment on the proposals is 5pm on Friday 30 November 2018.

Cllr Robert Piper, Sevenoaks District Council Cabinet Member for Planning, says: “These areas provide a rich and valued heritage that is very important to the District so it is incredibly important we hear everyone’s thoughts on what needs to be done to safeguard this.

“I urge everyone to visit the website and give their thoughts, or if they are a little unsure, please come along to one of the events and talk to one of our professionals.”

The Consultation events are taking place at the following locations and times:

•  Swanley Village Conservation Area Appraisal
Saturday 24 November 2018, 10.30am to 1pm at The Red Lion pub, Swanley Village Road, Swanley BR8 7NF