Creating an Edenbridge Neighbourhood Plan gives the community a chance to shape the way the area develops over the years to 2030 – and beyond.
It is an opportunity to create really local planning policies, to fit in with the layers of District and National policies which already set the wider criteria that development must meet.
Work on the Edenbridge Neighbourhood Plan is currently “on hold”, while Sevenoaks District Council is preparing a new version of its own district-wide Local Plan.
Edenbridge had sent SDC the first draft of its own policies for future housing, design, environment, economy, infrastructure, and health/learning/well-being for the Neighbourhood Plan — but these have to fit in with District policies (and the National Planning Policy Framework, which the Government is also reviewing).
When the higher level Plans are set, the draft Edenbridge Neighbourhood Plan can be reviewed against them, and its policies possibly then amended.