meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held at HEVER VILLAGE HALL on Tuesday 21st November 2017 commencing at 7.30pm – including planning agenda for 7.10pm

By | November 16, 2017

To:     The Members of Hever Parish Council

I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held at HEVER VILLAGE HALL on Tuesday 21st November 2017 commencing at 7.30pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed;           Clerk     Date   16.11.17  *attachment / printed copy

  1. To receive apologies (JH, AH).
  2. Declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda.
  3. *To approve the accuracy of Minutes of the previous meeting (JW).
  4. Public Forum (10 minutes)


Items for discussion / decision;


  1. Four Elms pond – to hear summary of concerns from residents about use of pond and consider solutions (Clerk and Cllrs.).


  1. *Grant applications – to consider any received.


  1. To receive report from SDC Family Fun Day Evaluation Report (Clerk)
  2. Post licensing event meetings re; Leefest and Into the Wild update. (Clerk)
  3. Police staffing update. (Clerk) PCSO Simon Humphreys. Police Community Support Officer covering Edenbridge and the surrounding villages.
  4. SDC Premises licence tracker – Kentish Horse – 17/03883/LAPRE. Deadline 23.11.17 (RBS)
  5. Feedback from attendance at Sevenoaks District Housing Forum (SS)
  6. Clerk Annual review and pay review (JW)
  7. *Finance committee (JW / Clerk);
  8. a) Appointment of Angela Haydon to Committee
  9. b) *Proposal of Terms of Reference and *Financial Regulations
  10. c) *update on year to date accounts and
  11. d) *proposed budget for 2018 – 2019.


  1. Four Elms playground plans. To update on finances and plans for consultation, design and timetable (Clerk).
  2. Gatwick update (SL / DL / RBS).
  3. To determine matters arising from the previous minutes for updating / noting (JW).


Items for updating on / for information;

  1. *Planning and licensing; applications responded to and outcomes – attached to agenda.


  1. *Financial update – attached to agenda.


  1. Urgent issues at the discretion of the Chairman for noting or inclusion on future agenda (not for decision making or with financial implications) (JW)



  1. Other correspondence for noting / Consultations


The Boundary Commission for England is currently conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies The deadline for comments to the Boundary Commission is 11 December 2017.


Kent County Council regarding their consultation on their Draft Budget Strategy 2018/2019.  KCC is having to find an estimated £66m in savings. We would encourage your council to respond to KCC by the 3 December deadline. Kent County Council is consulting on its draft budget strategy for 2018/19 and the associated council tax proposals.
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To:     The Members of Hever Parish Council Planning Committee

I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held at HEVER VILLAGE HALL on Tuesday 21 st November 2017 commencing at 7.10pm for the transaction of business as set out below.


1) The Thatched Cottage, Hever Road TN8 7NH Se/17/02773/FUL

Replacement outbuilding.

Deadline 24.11.17



2) Fairholme Farm, Cowden Pound Road Se/17/03346/HOUSE

Demolition of rear extension, side garage and outbuildings.  Erection of a rear extension…..porch, ancillary accommodation, garage…..

Deadline 21.11.17


3) Land north of Syliards Farm, Five Fields Lane, Four Elms Kent.  Se/17/02260/ LDCEX

Change of use of land and buildings from equestrian to part equestrian / commercial workshop / garage / storage in breach of condition 2 on planning permission 90 /1388 and stationing of residential caravan.

Deadline 04.12.17


4) 4 Lodgewood Cottages, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NP SE/17/03407/HOUSE

Erection of garage.

Deadline 01.12.17


5) Willow Cottage, How Green Lane, Hever, Kent TN8 7NN SE/17/03549/LDCEX

A lawful development certificate is sought for an existing use if garage.

Deadline 01.12.2017



Planning update;

Edenbridge Garden village plans dropped by Tandridge Council


Tandridge District Council has dropped a proposal to more than double the size of Edenbridge after Sevenoaks District Council opposed the idea.

Neighbouring Council Tandridge had put forward a proposal to build a new garden village of some 6,000 homes partially in Surrey and partially in the Sevenoaks District adjoining Edenbridge.

But in a letter sent to Sevenoaks District Council on 7 November 2017, Tandridge said it had shelved the plans after Sevenoaks objected to the idea. In addition, Tandridge said it has concerns about access to the location by road.

On October 6 2017, Sevenoaks District Council wrote to Tandridge stating “…the proposal for a Garden Village on Land West of Edenbridge does not form part of SDC’s emerging development strategy as outlined in the Issues and Options consultation document and the site offers many constraints that prohibit this scale of development. Therefore, the inclusion of this site within Tandridge’s Local Plan is not supported.”

Cllr Robert Piper, Sevenoaks District Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for planning, says: “People in Edenbridge will be relieved to hear Tandridge District Council is no longer pursuing plans to build at least 6,000 new homes on the Green Belt adjoining Edenbridge. We had said all along we did not believe this to be a suitable location for a new village. Our approach is to continue to protect the Green Belt by developing land which is or has been built on or where there are ‘exceptional circumstances’. We could never support this proposal to concrete over such a large area of the Green Belt that is valued by Edenbridge residents. We are pleased Tandridge Council has listened to our concerns and dropped its proposal.”

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