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(October 2007)

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FOXS Garage redevelopment

10th November 2007
Interested parties can view the detailed planning application on the SDC website enter 07/03074/FUL in the 'application reference' field

Sevenoaks District Council has received planning application No SE/07/03074/FUL to demolish the existing buildings facing the Orpington Bypass and erect a larger building which will include 400 sq m of retail space for either a single occupier, possibly a Minimarket (One-Stop-Shop, Sainsburys, Tesco Local etc) or it could be divided into smaller units, with 33 flats above and behind the retail unit. The Orpington Bypass frontage will be about twice as high as the existing empty car showroom.

As this is the most important development affecting Badgers Mount for many years, and which will be highly visible, 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 14th November – Shoreham Parish Council Planning Committee will be meeting in Shoreham Village Hall at 7.30pm. Members of the public can let the Council know their views in an open session at the start of discussions about each application.
Thursday 15th November – Badgers Mount Residents Association will be holding an open meeting in the Memorial Hall at 8.15pm. Copies of the application will be available for inspection from 7.45pm.

Comments quoting the application number above must be received by SDC by Monday 26th November, whether letters or comments submitted via the website.

Welcome to our Autumn newsletter.

As we extend a warm welcome to new residents of Badgers Mount, this sadly means that some of the familiar longstanding members of our community have left or will be leaving in the near future. To those, we send our best wishes for the future.


It will soon be time for committee members to collect the annual subscriptions to the Association. These remain at £1 per person, with a maximum of £2 payable per house.

We have asked Shoreham Parish Council if they could provide a small noticeboard for community use near the letter box in Badgers Road. We are aware that estimates have been received for this and that the Parish Council will shortly be making a decision on which should be accepted.


Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Although fewer people attended this special coffee morning, the amount raised on the day for this excellent cause was only slightly less than last year. Some people who could not attend have also given donations which have raised the total to £180. Thank you for all your support.

Old Time Music Hall Evening
A reminder that we are holding another of these evenings, which are open to all ages, on Saturday 13th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. Tickets cost £5.00, which includes a light cold buffet, can be obtained at the coffee mornings or from Gordon (534279). Please bring own drinks and glasses.

Carol & Entertainment Evening

The Memorial Hall has been booked for this seasonal event on Saturday, 8th December from 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost £2.50 for adults, £1.00 for children. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Tickets as above.

Carol Singing around Badgers Mount
Would anybody be interested in reviving the old custom of Carol Singing around the roads of Badgers Mount to raise money for the local Harris Hospice in Orpington? This usually takes place over a few evenings in early December. If you are interested in taking part, either email us or contact Gordon as above.

New Years Eve Party
The Hall has also been booked for the usual New Year celebrations from 8.00 p.m. on 31st December. Tickets cost £7 each (adults only) which includes a buffet supper but please bring own drinks and glasses. To book please contact Gordon as before.


The next Police Surgery will be held with the coffee morning on Thursday, 18th October from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon in the Memorial Hall. PCSO Dave Birchall will be pleased to discuss and give advice about any concerns you have on security, crimes, suspicious vehicles and callers etc.


The Sevenoaks Rural Energy Focus project for the Shoreham area is coming to a close. Louise Shrubsole, the SDC Energy Conservation Officer, who gave an initial presentation in February, will be coming to the Coffee Morning on Thursday 25th October to give a follow up review of the project to raise energy awareness and talk about how we can save more energy in the home.


We have just heard that the application for a 3 storey office block on the Old London Road frontage of Fox’s Garage has been refused.

We would draw your attention to the accompanying Shoreham Post for information on a possible scheme for the Orpington Bypass part of the site.


Please remember that all residents are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. Locations, dates and times for the meetings are posted on the Parish Council website and the notice board on the Orpington Bypass. Generally, on the first Wednesday of each month there is a meeting of the Planning Committee followed by the main meeting, and on the third Wednesday, the Amenities Committee meeting is followed by the Planning Committee. At each meeting there is a public session where residents may raise concerns. Meetings in our Hall are held on Thursday, not Wednesday.


For those who haven’t seen the notices, Royal Mail has announced that all collections on Sundays and Bank Holidays will cease from 28th October.


A Communion Service is held on the fourth Sunday of each Month in the Memorial Hall, starting at 4.00 p.m. in the Winter (commencing Sunday, 28th October), and at 6.00 p.m. in the Summer. Following each Service tea and cakes are served.


Once again, the Committee has received a number of reports of dog excrement left on roads and footpaths, particularly around the dog bin on Orpington Bypass! Please remember that you can be fined £1000 for failing to clear up after your dog.


As this is our last Newsletter of the year we would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471


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