The wishes of the Residents of Beechenlea Lane were swept aside by the planning Inspector on 27 June when he approved the building of 61 new dwellings behind their homes. The only access to the new estate being via the narrow Beechenlea Lane.
At the hearing it was claimed that councillors at Sevenoaks District were not given the report of their Environmental Health Officer prior to making their decision. This omission was used, by the appellant, to undermine the councils defence. The reasons for this error need to be fully investigated as it is most unusual to commission a report and then proceed without that evidence.
At the 3 day hearing it was noted that the Property Developers’ Barrister and the Spokesman for the Sevenoaks Council both shared the same premises at the Francis Taylor Building, was that just a coincidence?
Swanley & District Labour Party.