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Planning Inspector protects Vine Waste for future generations

By FREDA ENGLAND KNOCKHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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The Government Planning Inspectorate has ruled out any form of development on the Vine Waste in Sevenoaks, giving the land greater protection in the future.

Sevenoaks District Council had considered using the Sevenoaks Town Council owned site for temporary parking during the decking of the Buckhurst 2 Car Park. It was one of a number of sites under consideration as it is used extensively throughout the summer for parking in connection with cricket and other events at the Vine.

However, after local residents had expressed concerns about the possible use of the Vine Waste as a temporary car park during building works, Sevenoaks District Council found alternative parking for its Buckhurst 2 customers at the end of last year. This included the Morewood temporary car park by Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court and running a subsidised bus service into town.

As the site is a public common, the Planning Inspector had to consider if the Vine Waste could be used for temporary parking.

The Planning Inspector, in their judgement, said that whilst the Vine Waste was used for parking in connection with events, Sevenoaks District Council had already found alternative parking for Buckhurst 2 customers so it was no longer required and the works would not improve commons for the wider community.

 

 

Issued by: Daniel Whitmarsh, Communication and Consultation Manager
Call: 01732 227414
e-mail: daniel.whitmarsh@sevenoaks.gov.uk

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