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(January 2008)

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(News update 17th March 2008)


Sevenoaks District Council has received planning application No SE/08/00659/FUL to demolish the existing buildings facing the Orpington Bypass and erect a courtyard type development of 14 No. 3 & 4 bedroom houses with a central entrance road between the two existing entrances access points from the Orpington Bypass.

This is the most important development affecting Badgers Mount for many years, and we believe that everyone should know about it and have an opportunity to comment, not just those immediately adjacent to the site that have been notified by Sevenoaks District Council.

The application can be seen on the SDC website – online planning applications, or by visiting their offices.

There are 2 other opportunities to view the application and make your feelings known:-
Wednesday 19th March – Shoreham Parish Council Planning Committee will be meeting in Shoreham Village Hall at 8.00pm. Members of the public can let the Council know their views in an open session at the start of discussions about each application.
Thursday 20th March – Badgers Mount Residents Association will be holding an open meeting in the Memorial Hall at 8.00pm. Copies of the application will be available for inspection from 7.45pm.

Comments quoting the application number above must be received by SDC by 28th March.



Committee members who have not yet had time to collect the annual subscriptions will be calling in the near future.


For your information our AGM will be held on Thursday, 8th May in the Memorial Hall. Full details will be given in the next newsletter.


Marie Kelly entertained all who attended the Old Time Music Hall Evening held in October 2007 and was much appreciated.

Our Christmas Carols & Social Evening was attended by 28 residents. Our Carol Singing was harmoniously accompanied on the piano by Brian Shilling (St. Margaret’s Church organist) and Christopher & Ben (grandsons of Albert & Daphne Thomas) on the violin and flute. Warm mince pies, wine and Christmas readings by Gordon Plumb, Pat Cash, Daphne Thomas, John Grint and Myra Marshall were enjoyed by all.

The New Years Eve Party once again proved successful with 40 people in attendance to see in the New Year. Our thanks go once again to Steve Eales for providing the music.

We have no forthcoming social events planned at present. If you have any suggestions for events as the weather improves please contact us by emailing us via the website or speaking with any Committee member as listed on


In November 2007 we held a special meeting with regard to the proposed redevelopment of the Orpington Bypass section of the Fox’s Garage site. This was attended by nearly 60 people and it was unanimously agreed by those present that the proposal is unsuitable for Badgers Mount. Appropriate objections have been made. The SDC target for determining this application is the end of January.
(FOXS Garage redevelopment News Archive)

Following a number of complaints concerning the containers on the existing Garage forecourt a Lawful Development Certificate application has retrospectively been submitted by the current owners. We will be objecting about this eyesore and ask that they are removed promptly.

On the Old London Road part of the site, a revised application for offices has been submitted. While this addresses some of the objections to the original application it is still considered to be too large and has inadequate car parking.

There have also been a number of applications for smaller extensions etc. over the last couple of months.


We have recently received an email from Dave Burton who, with his parents, used to live in Johnsons Avenue. He is trying to find information about the Home Guard Battalion which was responsible for defence of Badgers Mount, Halstead & Chelsfield. If anyone has information or contacts we will pass them on to him.

And finally…..please take time to read the notices in the new Noticeboard next to the letter box in Badgers Road, which was provided by Shoreham Parish Council. This is for anyone to use, not just the Residents Association.


Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471


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