Covers Quarry – WTC Response

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

18 February 2020 – click here to read our response

The application will now be considered by the Kent County Council Planning Committee on a date to be confirmed.  We will keep you informed.


 

New information has been submitted to Kent County Council from Squerreys. Comments and/or objections need to be made to Kent County Council before 16th February. See full article for the link on the extended application.

At the end of 2018, the Squerryes estate applied for planning permission to restore and stabilise the disused sand pit at Covers Farm.  There were objections and queries from the local community, statutory bodies and both Westerham and Sevenoaks Councils. As a result Squerryes were asked to provide more information.  That information has now been submitted to Kent County Council whose Planning Committee will decide whether or not to grant permission.  You can find it at:

https://www.kentplanningapplications.co.uk/Planning/Display/KCC/SE/0495/2018?cuuid=95F85CE3-A421-437C-9E80-B60EEB7083B0

This restoration proposes importing large quantities of ‘infill’ to Covers Farm, brought in by tipper lorries – up to 100 two way trips  each day for some 6 – 7 years.  While it is not proposed that these will come through the centre of Westerham many will come along the A25 through Sundridge and Brasted, then on via Beggars Lane to a ‘haul road’ from the roundabout and on to a crossing at Croydon Road into the Covers Farm site.  The remainder will come down Westerham Hill from Biggin HIll or down the Croydon Road from Warlingham.

Comments/objections need to be made to Kent County Council before 16th February.  Your Council and other groups in the town will be responding and will share their responses with you.  If you would like more information email or Facebook us.