Official Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan Feedback Form
Thank you for viewing the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan either at the Community Centre or online at STNP.co.uk/northernmasterplan.

Please provide your opinion by completing this official Sevenoaks Town Council Feedback Form.

Important Update
Introduction, Analysis and Vision and Objectives
Boards 1-3 provide an introduction to the project and summarise what we think are the key strengths and weaknesses of the Northern Sevenoaks Area. Have we got these right?
What else should we consider?
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Vision
‘NORTHERN SEVENOAKS will be a successful and vibrant place with a strong identity that takes advantage of its good connections and easy access to open countryside. A neighbourhood that provides a variety of homes, excellent schools and local shops, facilities and employment opportunities; that is set within a landscape of open fields, lakes and woodland and where it is possible to build your own home and be at one with nature.
The Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, Greatness Lake and Greatness Recreation Ground provide a unique and rich natural environment for both active sports and quiet contemplation and a network of safe routes provide easy access to local facilities. Northern Sevenoaks will be a NATURALLY GREAT PLACE TO LIVE’.
Objectives
1 - To strengthen the heart of Northern Sevenoaks by improving the environment around the station and St Johns and encouraging residential development in close proximity to transport links and local services.

2 - To make the most of the area’s natural assets including Greatness Recreation Ground, The Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and a new leisure area around Greatness Lake when Tarmac have finished extracting gravel.

3 - To consider opportunities for sustainable expansion of Sevenoaks to the north.

Do you support the vision and objectives for the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan for the development of the 20-year plan?
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Spatial Strategy
Strengthening the Heart

Bat and Ball Station is set to change. On the eastern side of the tracks the Town Council has applied for planning permission plans to refurbish the Bat & Ball station building to house a café and community meeting rooms. On the western side of the tracks the Town Council is developing plans for a new community centre - including proposals to open up access to the station from the western platform.

During the development of the 20 year plan there are some additional proposals that will complement the above developments.

What do you think of the following elements?

The construction of a new public space between Chatham Hill Road and Bat and Ball Road
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Improvements to the landscaping along Chatham Hill Road
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Construction of a new public space on the western side of the station at the new community centre
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The provision of some new residential development to animate the area around the Bat & Ball station
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Do you support the proposals to improve the landscaping at Lower St Johns within the 20 year plan? These will aim to improve connectivity to the station, improve the pedestrian and cycle environment at Bat and Ball junction and create wider pavements where possible to facilitate outdoor seating and a better environment for local businesses.
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The 20 year plan will encourage new residential and mixed use development (including small business units) around the Bat & Ball station and in proximity to local facilities. Would you support the gradual relocation of light industrial units to the Vestry road area?
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Making the most of Natural Assets
What do you think of the following proposals during the development of the 20 year plan for the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve?
The creation of a circular walking route around the perimeter of the reserve
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The opening up of views to the reserve from Otford Road
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Development of new homes along the eastern periphery of the reserve
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The creation of a new entrance to the reserve in a more prominent location as close as possible to Bat and Ball Station
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The provision of a new visitor centre more accessible from Bat and Ball Station
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The retention of the reserve as a quiet and relaxing facility with emphasis on protecting wildlife.  (Noting no dogs, cycling, jogging etc.)
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Provision of new allotments along Bradbourne Vale Road
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Sustainable Expansion
What do you think of the following proposals for Greatness Lake?
The creation of a large public open space with a water sports lake
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The refurbishment of some the historic buildings located within the Tarmac site
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The creation of circular and accessible paths for walking and cycling
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The construction of a visitor centre
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To deliver the above facilities the masterplan suggests that the western part of the Tarmac site (currently a quarry) is developed for more formal leisure opportunities including water sports and housing (up to 600 units). Properties in this location would benefit from proximity to Bat and Ball Station and other local facilities. New homes would be delivered as part of a high quality landscape led masterplan. This would ensure that the development is well integrated in to the existing settlement and reflects the character and scale of the town.
Would you support this new dew development and the sustainable expansion of the settlement to the north?
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The masterplan includes proposals for improved facilities at Greatness Park.
What do you think of the following proposals?
The construction of a new pavilion including changing facilities, a kitchen and refreshment area and a separate café / community area.
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Construction of a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
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Construction of new walking and cycling routes
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Extending and incorporating recreation ground into additional open space and lake area
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During the process consideration was given to the construction of residential accommodation facing on to Greatness Recreation Ground. This would frame the space and provide some overlooking on to the space to deter anti – social behaviour. It could also provide financial investment for the plan and area. This would only occur if the recreation ground was expanded to include Greatness Lake over the 20 year plan. Would you support this?
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The masterplan shows a proposal for new built development nearer to Dunton Green Station. New homes would be delivered as part of a high quality, landscape led masterplan during the development of the 20 year plan.
What do you think of the following elements?
The construction of 850 new homes along the northern boundary of the Nature Reserve
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The expansion of the Nature Reserve to the north with new circular walking routes connecting to existing routes
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The potential construction of an east/west route linking Sainsburys, Otford Road (A225) to Dunton Green station
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The desire to investigate alternative models of housing delivery such as self build and co-operative housing
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During the development of the 20 year plan the masterplan proposes a series of new pedestrian and cycle links. These are shown on the Masterplan on Board 8.
Do you support the proposals for the additional pedestrian and cycle routes?
Should we consider other connections?
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Do you have any other comments about the masterplan you would like to make?
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