Sevenoaks Town Council is a statutory Consultee on all planning applications received within the Town. This means that it considers applications and makes recommendations to the relevant Planning Authority. The majority of applications are determined by Sevenoaks District Council, however certain types of development are determined by Kent County Council.

The Town Council considers most planning applications at its fortnightly planning committee meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings and may speak at meetings (subject to following the correct request procedure).


For all Planning Applications in the Sevenoaks Town Council area, please click here. Sevenoaks Town Council subscribes to a service provided by HugoFox to make viewing Applications more user-friendly for the public. Applications are colour-coded depending on their status (Pending Consideration, Granted, Refused, Withdrawn or Appealed).

Planning Applications are discoverable via entering the postcode or searching via the map and each come with a link to the full Planning Application (including Documents, Constraints and the option to submit comments on the Application) on the District Council's Planning Portal.


Where timescales do not allow the Town Council to consider the application at a planning committee meeting, comments may be made via a process known as ‘Chairman’s Action’ which allows comments to be made subject to agreement between the ward councillor and the chairman of the Planning Committee.

Any members of the public who wish to made representation on an application which will be considered by the Town Council are encouraged to contact their local councillor or the council via as soon as possible to ensure their views are taken on board.