Updates from the Badgers Mount Parish
JENKINS NECK WOODS - BADGERS MOUNT
A very big thank you to all of the residents of Badgers Mount who
attended the meeting at the council offices on Thursday evening, it was an
impressive turnout. Your support was much appreciated and, we believe,
sent a clear message to SDC that the community feels strongly about this
The next stage is that the Jenkins Neck Wood issue
will be debated at the next SDC Cabinet meeting on Thursday 3rd December, when
a final decision will be made.
When the Parish Council knows exactly what
this is we will organise a public meeting to discuss where we go from
'Policy and Performance Advisory Committee' meeting, 26th November
Council Offices, Argyle Rd.
The above committee will be
discussing this matter in the ‘Conference Room’ at 7pm.
demonstrate our concern by attending this important meeting.
Jenkins Neck Woods, the woodland which lies between Badgers Mount &
the M25, was acquired in 1991 by Sevenoaks District Council, (from the
Forestry Commission), and ensured continued protection for the residents
of Badgers Mount from the noise and pollution generated by the motorway.
Now, the benefits afforded by this barrier are seemingly
of little importance and SDC are proposing to sell this woodland
privately. Tree Preservation Orders, (TPOs), have been put in place and
restrictions on the use of the land are proposed, but SDC are not in a
position to continually monitor the situation and guarantee the woodlands
continued preservation - TPOs are frequently breached.
The Parish Council believes that it is vital to the residents of Badgers
Mount that this piece of essential infrastructure, this barrier, remains
in public ownership to ensure its continued existence, and that it
continues to protect their health and wellbeing.
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