Westerham’s Future: ‘Which Way Westerham’ and Covers Farm Restoration

‘Which Way Westerham’ documents submitted to Sevenoaks District Council deal with the proposals for houses and infrastructure in Westerham. Here is a potted history of publications so far

Which Way Westerham publications:

‘The Masterplan & Proposals’ by Squerryes Estate July 2018

Which Way Westerham website 

YouTube channel Henry Warde presentation

 ‘Which Way Westerham?’ interactive platform, which includes an opportunity for anyone to comment.

Keep Westerham Green is a “group of residents eager to fight against the rapid, massive and unsustainable development of this beautiful market town”. Their website is here: Keep Westerham Green ; follow updates on the KeepWesterhamGreenGroup Facebook group

SDC Draft Local Plan Consultation 16th July – 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. Alternatively, you can email planning.policy@sevenoaks.gov.uk or write to Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1HG with your comments.

Follow more publications from Westerham Town Council here

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Westerham Town Council & Which Way Westerham meeting notes

Thursday 19th July 2018: 2-8pm Drop in session at Westerham Town Council Offices. Meet SDC’s Planning Policy team and ask questions.

During July and August 2018 – 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 2018: 7pm, Public Meeting, Westerham Hall

Monday 10th September 2018: 5pm  Last date for making your views known to SDC

Sevenoaks District 2017 Local Housing Needs Study


2018: Covers Farm Restoration 2018

The November 2018 application to KCC to restore Covers Farm can be accessed here

2017: KCC’s 2017 Scoping Request for Covers Farm, and its supporting documents can be accessed via this link

Then search for ‘Covers Sandpit’ and ‘View Full Details’ of the latest application dated 8th June 2017. Then select ‘Documents’ to download the Scoping Request and supporting documents, together with Decision (17th August) requiring the inclusion of more specific comment in planning application reports. At the 18th August 2017, the documents were as follows:

KCC SCO SE 0164 2017 Decision
Scoping Request
Appendix 1 Geotechnical Assessment Report (1)
Appendix 2 Technical Note
Appendix 3 Ecological Assessment