3,000-4,000 New Homes are planned to be built on your Metropolitan Green Belt & Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); taking on part of Sevenoaks District Council's quota as they have refused to take on "their share"
Two primary schools are to be created - 1 x TWO FORM ENTRY - that means 2x30 pupils and 1 x THREE FORM ENTRY - that means 3x30 - just 150 children to be catered for - to support an extra 3,000-4,000 more home owners, who may have more than 1 child?
The draft advises on Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (Clause 4.8.4 and 4.8.5) that TMBC contain 2 types of AONB - Kent Downs and the High Weald AONB and these designations are there for the importance of their landscape. Government policy is to conserve and enhance their natural beauty - with 3,000-4,000 new homes despoiling the Kent Downs - what about the adverse impace on their setting?
It goes on to say that a management plan has been prepared for each of the AONBs - to despoil AONB with a relief road and housing?
The Air Quality Assessment (Clause 4.11.1 and 4.11.2) which was prepared for TMBC concluded that sites which feature in the development strategy (Borough Green Garden City) are suitable - How can that be when Borough Green Centre is already an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA), which means it has been recognised as having poor levels of air quality, based on 2009 figures, and that is without the steady 1000 vehicle increase annually since that time. With a relief road added to unimproved local roads, more traffic will extend the AQMA to reach other areas as well as increase the levels for Borough Green!