Sevenoaks Local Plan Update

Here is a summary of the information recently supplied by Sevenoaks District Council to those who responded to the Local Plan consultations:

Sevenoaks District Council, in accordance with Regulation 22 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, submitted its Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Council submitted the Local Plan along with its evidence base and other relevant documents. This includes the responses received through all stages of public consultation that have been undertaken when preparing the plan. All submission documents are available to view on the Council’s website

Details regarding the appointed Planning Inspector, dates for examination sessions and matters to be discussed will be published on the Council’s website as the information becomes available.

A Programme Officer has been appointed and can be contacted for further information regarding the examination process: Programme Officer, Louise St John Howe, via email:

Alternatively, the Sevenoaks District Planning Policy Team can be contacted at or on 01732 227000.

KWG’s observation: Squerryes have said that they will appeal the decision to exclude WWW. You can read more about this here.

The stabilisation/restoration of Covers Farm
A Kent CC Planning Committee decision on this application cannot occur before September 2019. The KCC officer now in charge of the application has forwarded requests to Morants Promotions (Squerryes) from 1) Highways England 2) Natural England and 3) The Environment Agency for more information about the proposal. Each of these organisations has said that they cannot comment until they have this. This information may well form the basis for a further 30-day public consultation. This is why the decision could not possibly be made before the autumn.

DPD Depot refused, but now it depends on the Planning Inspector
Roxhill’s Developments Ltd’s third application to construct a parcel depot at the Moorhouse site was refused at the March 7th Tandridge Council Planning Committee meeting. By a margin of one vote councillors decided that the development would harm the Green Belt. But now everything depends on the Planning Inspector who will examine the Tandridge Local Plan this September. The Inspector may support Tandridge District’s choice of Moorhouse as one of their strategic employment sites, overturning the grounds for refusing permission. See “STOP PRESS” below for more on this.

You can read an account of the Tandridge Planning committee meeting by clicking here. The link also takes you to Tandridge’s refusal letter.
You can see the camcorder recording of the Parcel Depot application section of the meeting by clicking on the link below.

STOP PRESS: Click here for an update on the forthcoming Tandridge Local Plan Examination.

KWGRG’s Appeal for Funds

We’re still trying to raise funds towards seeking expert opinion and producing campaign materials. If you are able to make a donation – £ 30, £10 or anything at all – it will make a big difference in the fight to protect Westerham’s Green Belt and to prevent the town from becoming a building site for 20 years.

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Drop in a cheque payable to ‘Keep Westerham Green Residents Group’ or cash to
‘Hunters’ 1A Fullers Hill, Westerham, TN16 1AF. Receipts will be noted.

Make a bank transfer to account name ‘Keep Westerham Green Residents Group’ at Barclays, sort code: 20 88 13, account number: 43902846.

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