In the next few days Swanley & Hextable residents will receive a letter from Sevenoaks District Council outlining very broad proposals to develop luxury tower blocks, a multi storey car park and retail/commercial floor space in Swanley Town Centre. Residents must reply by August 23rd, which is the closing date for any comments. Sevenoaks District Council has sent the letter out in the most popular month for people taking their holidays. Continue reading While the residents are away!
The Chief Executive of Sevenoaks District Council has supplied the answers to Cllr Mike Hogg’s question that they failed to include in the Council Agenda on 18th July. Continue reading Dereliction of Swanley
Is Sevenoaks District Council refusing to answer questions about the state they are leaving Swanley in? Or are they just incompetent? Swanley & District Labour Party reports on the failure of Sevenoaks District Council to answer key questions on why buildings are being demolished and left undeveloped. Continue reading Incompetence or Suppression of Questions?
If you find yourself homeless in Sevenoaks and apply to the council for help you find yourself fighting your way through a maze of bureaucracy that seems designed to make an application as difficult as possible. Continue reading Hidden Homelessness in Sevenoaks District
On Thursday 9th February, the Cabinet at Sevenoaks District council passed a resolution rejecting most of the contentious items in their Master Plan, including building on the Rec and the 3,000 home Garden Village on prime agricultural Green belt land. Continue reading Victory for Labour
RE The excellent response to the article (November 10 by Debbie King), from Paul Darrington regarding why Swanley residents had prepared a 2,000 name petition rejecting the proposed development for this “Garden Village”. Continue reading Swanley will get all the grief
On Tuesday 7th November the Sevenoaks District Council Scrutiny Committee was addressed by Robert Piper the Planning Portfolio Holder. He outlined the work of the Planning Department, which included a short statement on the Swanley Vision (Master Plan). Continue reading Hands Off Our Rec!
Letter to the Chief Planning officer YOUR REF: SE/16/02226/FUL I wish to strongly object to the proposals to build tower blocks on the existing car parks in Swanley Town Centre on the following grounds: The building on 350 new flats will be obtrusive to the existing residents in Berkley Court Nightingale Way. The proposal comes before the Overall vision for Swanley was been completed so … Continue reading Swanley Town Centre ReDevelopment Letter
It shocked the members of the Swanley Labour Party to learn of the death of Councillor Robert Brookbank on the 3rd August. Continue reading Death of Councillor Robert Brookbank
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. Continue reading The Wishes of Broom Hill Residents Swept Aside