Both Natural England (the non-departmental government body that protects our natural environment) and the Kent Downs AONB were highly critical of Which Way Westerham during this summer’s consultation.
Both were worried about the landscape impact of such a large-scale development. Being concerned with Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Natural England would want to see very well detailed measures to mitigate the impact.
Kent Downs AONB worried about the urbanizing impact.
Both stressed the high level of protection afforded by the AONB designation in the Government’s new guideline the NPPF July 2018.
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