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Sevenoaks Local Plan - Have your Say
December 22,2018

The Sevenoaks Local Plan is now under final public consultation following a great deal of work  over the past 18 months by the district council, local Sevenoaks councillors and towns and parishes.  Over 400 sites were put forward during the Call for Sites stage, with the vast majority rejected.  There was a consultation over the summer ending on 10th September on the remaining sites and around 8,500 residents who submitted comments.

Following expert reports and feasibility studies done on all the Green Belt site submissions, just 3 strategic greenfield sites remain under consideration for new homes.  The sites are in Sevenoaks, Dunton Green and Edenbridge.  The Pedham Place site in Swanley has not been included in the plan, but recommended to be considered again in approximately 11 years’ time as it is a broad growth area.

As far as the former Oasis School site is concerned in Hextable, the Parish Council supports the retention of the Howard Venue - as both a condition for the future development, and as an important local community facility.  However, we want to ensure that the condition extends to provide adequate parking provision to support the venue.

The ‘Regulation 19 Publication’ consultation is now open until 3rd February and details can be accessed by visiting www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/localplansubmission.  This is an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the plan for consideration – before it is prepared for submission to the national planning inspectorate for approval.

I urge you to use this opportunity to have your say.

Darren Kitchener
Chairman, Hextable Parish Council


Hextable Parish Council - Future of the Parish Complex

It is well known that the parish council has been considering options for the future of the Parish Complex.  The developed site, off Dawson Drive contains four buildings that the parish own, each with different uses and merits.     

The parish council has a duty to ensure that the best use is made of the assets we own, and to consider how the community can benefit from the facilities we have, whilst minimising the financial burden on the tax payer.  

Our recent consultation with residents on some initial ideas for the future of the site, formed the very early stages of this consideration.  The feedback from this exercise will give us some valuable indication as to what the council may decide to do in the future.  The Parish Complex site, and all the council-owned facilities, belong collectively to the community, but the Parish Council manage these on behalf of our residents.  It is therefore essential that we use the feedback to help us in our future decisions.  

It is important to us to ensure that in considering what ever we may do on the Complex site, is of maximum benefit for as many of our residents and user groups as we can, and that there is alternative provision in the community to provide for any users of the existing facilities who may be displaced.  Part of our ambition to improve, and provide sustainable facilities includes the reinvestment of any funds received in the replacement of a permanent pavilion in the park for the many youngsters that use the current dilapidated building.  

The independent research company managing the feedback are working through the responses, and are are on programme to publish their report to be made available for members to review at full council in November, before we make this report available to residents.  

At the last meeting of the council, we resolved to ask our independent research company to compile the report (to be brought to the next council meeting) and for it to be provided to the new elected members of the council in May 2019 when options can be decided.  This is now available to view on the Parish Complex - Your Views page of this website.


Temporary Road Closure: Lower Road, Hextable - from 4 February for up to 5 days
Jan 14,2019

The road will be closed outside “Wiffins Farm Cottage”.

The alternative route is via B258 Top Dartford Road, Goss Hill and vice versa.

The closure is to enable a new electric supply to be carried out by UK Power Networks.

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org


Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services: Volunteers Needed
Nov 08,2018


Report Crime Online
Feb 04,2018

 


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