Our town – our future

Sevenoaks District Council Consultation Monday 3rd September 7pm Public Meeting in Westerham Hall How might Westerham look in 2035? Where might new houses, a new industrial site, a bypass be sited? If you want to know how your town might develop, then make sure that you are at one of the sessions taking place during the summer where you can find out more – and learn how you can make your views known. 

Consultation opens on 16th July and ends 10th September 2018. Sevenoaks District Council is publishing their first draft of the Local Plan which sets out those sites within Westerham – and the rest of the district – which might be suitable for development. The fact that sites are included in this draft does not necessarily mean that they will be in the final version which will go to the Planning Inspector, an official responsible to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who will decide if the plan is acceptable.

At this stage SDC is asking statutory bodies (eg Highways Agency, Environment Agency, Kent County Council) for their views on whether the developments are feasible, but they also want the community’s view.

You will be able to comment via SDC’s website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/draftlocalplan.  from 16th July. Alternatively, you can emailplanning.policy@sevenoaks.gov.uk or write to Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1HG with your comments.

So please come to one of the events below, find out more and learn how to make your view known:

During July and August Westerham Town Council will have an information Room open during office hours: drop in and see the information

Town Councillors will be at various events around the town with information. They will also be contacting the town’s organisations and groups to gather their views.

Monday 3rd September: 7pm Public Meeting, Westerham Hall

Monday 10th September: 5pm Last date for making your views known to SDC

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