Future Shape of the Town

Posted on Jan 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 as maintaining and enhancing the environment of the town and its surrounding countryside, seeking, (as far as it can), to meet the social and economic needs of the town and resolving infrastructure challenges.
In doing so, as the democratically elected representatives, we seek to foster the long term sustainable development of the town.
This means that the Town Council cannot promote the interests of any one landowner over another and that it has to take an even handed view of the various development proposals that may come forward through SDC’s Local Plan process.
Squerryes is keeping the Council informed of its proposals. Council is also keeping abreast of the progress of Sevenoaks District Council’s Local Plan – including its ‘call for sites’ and Green Belt review.
It is committed to keeping residents informed of how these activities are progressing, and will continue to update as and when information becomes available.