20 mph speed limit for most of Westerham: have your say ASAP

Stop press: Sevenoaks Local Plan Judicial Review

Sevenoaks Local Plan: at the recent Judicial Review, the Council DID NOT manage to overturn the Planning Inspector’s rejection of their recent Draft Local Plan. On 13th November Sevenoaks District Council announced that they are now considering their options. Please read more here.

To read the Judicial Review judgement online, click here. For the key points, click here.

 

Kent County Council proposes a 20 mph-limit for nearly all of  Westerham 

On 13th November KCC publicised their consultation on reducing the speed limit on various roads in and around the Town Centre and a one way traffic system around The Green. The consultation ends at midday on MONDAY 30th NOVEMBER. Please click on this link  to view the consultation documents and to respond.  Please also send your views to Westerham Town Council    office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk   so that they can incorporate your insights into their response. 

You can also see the proposal  below here:     Proposed_Document_Amendment_26_Sevenoaks

Below is a map showing the proposed changes;

Red lines indicate a proposed change from the existing speed limit to 30 mph.  Green lines indicate a proposed change from the existing speed limit to 20 mph.

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Force Green Lane Doggie Day Care approved by Sevenoaks District Council

Read more about this here.

Work on M25 continues until November

Read more about this here.

The Tandridge District Council Local Plan 2033

Tandridge District Council has failed in its bid for funds to improve Junction 6 of the M25, a precondition for the Bletchingly Garden Village being approved by the Inspector.   To read more about the bid for funds to improve M25 Junction 6 (in connection with the proposed housing development at Godstone), please click here.

No news on the Covers Farm Quarry infill proposal

At 28th September there is no news about the application for the stabilisation/restoration of the Covers Farm Quarry – no timescale announced for KCC planner’s report, no date for a decision point. In April, along with Westerham Town Council we put some questions to the KCC planner. Hopefully at least these will be addressed in the report. Conventionally, members of the KCC Planning Committee would conduct a site visit prior to the decision meeting. Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has curtailed this sort of activity. It has been suggested that a drone might be used instead of an actual visit, though please see below the wide impact that the Covers Farm infill would have. KCC planning decisions have been going ahead without site visits. Let’s hope that this won’t be the case here.

No site visit scheduled

Conventionally, members of the KCC Planning Committee would conduct a site visit prior to the decision meeting. Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has curtailed this sort of activity. It has been suggested that a drone might be used instead of an actual visit, though please see below our proposed site visit list showing the wide impact that the Covers Farm infill would have. Some KCC planning decisions have been going ahead without site visits. Let’s hope that this won’t be the case here. Questions to KCC April 2020

For more background to  Covers Farm please click here.

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.

There are three ways to donate:

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.

A £10 donation via PayPal using a Debit or Credit Card.

£10.00

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