Local organisations unite to fight DPD depot – WTC objection lodged

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Organisations from both sides of the Kent-Surrey border have come together to oppose the building of a distribution centre for DPD, the parcel delivery company, on the site of the old Moorhouse Tileworks.

Covering an area equivalent to 4 Olympic size swimming pools, and 11 m high, this huge building is proposed for our Green Belt and our precious Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Oxted and Westerham.

Although situated in Surrey, the extra traffic it generates is – more than 2,000 journeys a day by HGVs and delivery vans on our already overcrowded roads – will affect roads and create traffic chaos in both Kent and Surrey. And we know the numbers will only grow.

‘That’s why organisations on both sides of the border have come together to oppose this proposal’ said Alan Wesley, Chairman  of Westerham Town Council.  ‘We have already enlisted the support of our MPs, Sam Gyimah and Sir Michael Fallon, and are working together to object in the strongest possible terms to this application on which Tandridge District Council will make a decision before the end of this year.

Working together are, Save Oxted Roads and Environment (SORE),  Oxted and Limpsfield Residents’ Group, Westerham Residents Association, Westerham Town Partnership and Westerham Town Council.

‘And we know other groups and Councils are as concerned as we are’ added Mr Wesley.  We want as many people as possible to register their objections at comaps@tandridge.gov.uk by the end of this month (October).

And if you’d like more detail, click here FLYER (Westerham) PDF format

or,  FLYER (Westerham) word doc

WTC planning objection to Moorhouse application