Our Town – Our Future:

July 5, 2018

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 […]


Press Release – 18th April 2018 Westerham’s Annual Town Meeting -Sent to the County Boarder News and Sevenoaks Chronicle.

April 26, 2018

For details – including the presentation from the Annual Town Meeting go to the Annual Town Meeting page of this website. Press release–


Westerham Design Statement – Have your say!

April 20, 2018

Sevenoaks District Council is consulting on the Westerham Design Statement from Friday 20th April to Friday 29th June at 5pm. The Design Statement can be viewed via the Sevenoaks District Council consultation portal. To view it, please use the following the link: http://planningconsult.sevenoaks.gov.uk/consult.ti/system/home Comments should be passed to the Planning Policy team, either: – By […]


Westerham and Crockham Hill Annual Town Meeting – Wednesday 18th April 2018 7.30pm at Westerham Hall

April 17, 2018

The Which Way Westerham proposals will be the focus of this years’ meeting including new housing, a possible by-pass, the restoration of Covers Farm sandpit and the development of Sevenoaks District Council’s new Local Plan. A G E N D A 1.Apologies for Absence 2.Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th May 2017 and Chairman’s Report 2017 […]


‘KCC Highways make clear their view on proposed by-pass’

March 12, 2018

In response to queries from your Town Council, KCC Highways have issued the following statement: The provision of a relief road/bypass for Westerham could be acceptable, in principle, by KCC Kent County Council Highways if such a road would lead to a reduction in traffic impact on local roads. We note the initial feasibility work […]



February 28, 2018

SDC confirmed last week that the draft Local Plan, due to be debated by SDC in March and released for consultation thereafter will not now be ready until June 2018. In turn this means that the public consultation on the plan will not take place until the summer. The delay has apparently been caused by […]


Keeping you informed

February 9, 2018

Along with other members of our community, many of Westerham’s Town Councillors viewed the ‘Which Way Westerham – the emerging masterplan’ exhibition on 26 – 27 January. The exhibition provided a little more detail on that published last year but the evidence on which many of the statements were based was not clear. In particular, […]


Westerham Town Council CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)

Westerham Town Council has now received from Sevenoaks District Council the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money arising from the developments on Canville Rise, off London Road, and in Croft Road. This payment amounts to £157,411.56. There are very strict legal restrictions on the types of projects on which CIL money can be spent. However the […]


Keeping you informed: Westerham Town Council’s response to survey results

December 14, 2017

Four major issues that could affect the immediate future of Westerham: the Which Way Westerham concept; the restoration of Covers Farm; Sevenoaks District Local Plan; and the development of the Moorhouse site. Where does your Council stand? Which Way Westerham The results of both Westerham Town Council’s (WTC) survey and that of Sevenoaks District Council […]


Bypass Funding

December 1, 2017

We have received queries about funding for roads and KCC’s stance on a possible by-pass for Westerham. In order to report back to our residents, we have contacted both our MP, Sir Michael Fallon and our County Councillor, Nick Chard. Funding for by-passes There was widespread reporting in the press in July of ‘£1bn a […]


Westerham’s views on Which Way Westerham

October 31, 2017

Westerham Town Council asked for the views of those in Westerham – living or working on ‘Which Way Westerham’, the concept promoted by Squerryes to provide ‘600 homes in new neighbourhoods, together with a relief road to divert the A25 around the town centre, with environmental and landscape improvements , new green public open spaces, […]


Make your view known! / Correction to presentation/Housing consultation – Government White Paper

September 28, 2017

Remember ‘Your view is important’ – clarification to the figures given during the Public Meeting on 13th September – Government White Paper Make your view known to both Sevenoaks District Council and to Westerham Town Council, both of whom really want to know what you think about the first ideas for the Local Plan – including […]


Public Meeting – Churchill School – 13th September 2017

September 14, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the Town Council Public Meeting last night at Churchill School. Please click on the links for the handouts from the meeting. Presentation slides – corrected version KCC response to scoping opinion for Covers Farm Handout extract from Squerryes main report July 2017


‘Keeping you informed’ … of developments which will affect the future of Westerham – Public Meeting 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th September at Churchill School

August 10, 2017

Sevenoaks District Council has now published the first Consultation regarding progress on the new Local Plan. This is the ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation and importantly for Westerham, it contains the Squerryes Estate’s idea for significant development on Green Belt land. For this idea to proceed, Squerryes will need to demonstrate that there are exceptional reasons […]


Keeping you informed… what’s happening over the summer…

July 7, 2017

We have promised to ‘keep you informed’ of events which may affect the future of Westerham. Many of you came to the Public Meeting held on 24th May to hear the Leader of Sevenoaks District Council explain the Local Plan they are putting together and how, and when, you as residents, will be able to […]


Keeping you Informed’ Public Meeting – Wednesday 24th May at 7.30 pm at Westerham Hall

May 12, 2017

Please click the read more button to view the notes and presentation from the public meeting on 24th May. Keeping you informed Keeping you informed QA Westerham public meeting Presentation What Peter Fleming said Moorhouse –application for DPD depot New Local Plan 2015-35 (from Sevenoaks District Council website) The proposed timetable for the production of […]


Statement from Westerham Town Council

February 17, 2017

Many of you have been asking about the current activity in planning the future of our town.  Our aim, as your elected representatives, is to make sure that we keep you updated on what it going on, and most importantly, are consulted about any proposals which are likely to affect our town.  The current work, […]


Future Shape of the Town

January 13, 2017

Westerham Town Council is aware that the Squerryes estate will be delivering leaflets around the town over the next week inviting residents to ‘drop-in’ sessions to contribute to discussions about how the estate views the future shape of the town. The Council’s position remains as communicated in late 2016: that it sees its continuing role […]



November 4, 2016

Residents urged to have their say on local housing Sevenoaks District residents are being urged to keep a lookout for a housing survey that will be dropping through their doors in the coming days. Residents who complete the survey will help Sevenoaks District Council to better understand current and future housing needs so it can […]


SDC reveals sites put forward by landowners for development

June 22, 2016

Following a meeting of their Planning and Advisory Committee on 21 June, SDC have issued the following Press Release: Landowners put sites forward for development Sevenoaks District Council has vowed to continue to protect the Green Belt as is considers more than 250 sites put forward by landowners for new housing, employment and community facilities. […]


Town Meeting – A Bypass for Westerham? – Update

February 26, 2016

As promised at the Town Meeting held last night, Thursday 25th February 2016, here are the presenters bullet points, the handout, “Pros and Cons of a Bypass” given out at the meeting and a catalogue of the main queries and comments at the three drop in sessions held prior to the Town Meeting.   Presentation A: […]


Town Meeting – A Bypass for Westerham?

January 21, 2016

Westerham Town Council and the Squerryes Estate in collaboration with the Westerham Town Partnership, Westerham Society and Residents Associations confirm commencing discussions with Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council to establish the feasibility of completing a bypass which would join Beggars Lane to the A25 west of the Town. Sevenoaks District Council’s request for […]


Westerham Parish Village Design Statement – Making local character count!

August 6, 2015

If you are interested in how Westerham and/or Crockham Hill has changed over the years and will continue to change in the future, and would like to have a say in this please read on. Westerham Town Council is requesting support from people living in Westerham and Crockham Hill who have an interest in preserving […]





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