Sevenoaks Urban Area LCWIP

Closed 17 Jun 2022

Opened 4 May 2022


Sevenoaks District Council has commissioned Sustrans to provide a comprehensive Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for the Sevenoaks Urban Area. This covers Sevenoaks Town and the surrounding settlements of Dunton Green, Riverhead, Chipstead and Bessels Green. However, we will also be considering links from the surrounding areas into the urban area including Otford, Seal, Kemsing, Ide Hill and Underriver.

The plan will detail potential walking and cycling routes to encourage the community and visitors to move more sustainably around the area. The development of the LCWIP includes an analysis of existing conditions, consultation with stakeholders and conducting an audit to develop recommendations and plans to use as the basis of funding bids.

Sustrans have developed a digital Community Mapping Tool for the public and stakeholders. Participants can comment on the map, identifying barriers to walking and cycling, as well as potential cycle routes and walking zones. The GDPR-compliant mapping software allows users to leave as many comments as they like, whilst identifying unique participants and other demographic data, to evidence engagement.

Users can identify the following on the interactive map:

  • Physical barriers to walking, cycling and wheeling in the area e.g. major roads and junctions, railways
  • Potential cycle routes that could connect key origins and destinations
  • Potential walking zones where there is a high level of pedestrian activity e.g. high streets, schools, busy pedestrian crossings

If you would like to participate, please click on the link below.

Sevenoaks Walking and Cycling Network | Sustrans Community Mapping Tool

How to use the tool:

Step 1: Locate and click on the map where you would like to add a comment, then click ‘Add point,’ ‘Draw line’, or ‘Draw shape’.

Step 2: Log in with Google or Facebook or create a Community Mapping Tool account.

Step 3: Select the type of issue: ‘Barrier’, Potential Cycle Route’ or Potential walking zone’ and then add a comment/description if required. Click ‘Save.’

Step 4: Answer the optional user questions. Click ‘Save.’

That’s it! You can add as many comments as you would like. Responses are anonymous. 

You can also view other’s comments. Click on ‘ Like this comment’ if you like/support a comment. There is an example comment provided near Sevenoaks Hospital. 

Please feel free to share the map link with your network. The survey period will run until Friday 17th June 2022.

If you have any queries about the mapping tool, please don’t hesitate to contact Sustrans at the following email address

If you require any assistance completing your response or if you have any queries relating to the consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01732 227000 or



  • Anyone from any background


  • Strategic Planning page